Core Module Information
Module title: Learning and Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11406
Module leader: Janice McMillan
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

This module aims to develop your ability to critically analyse current theories and trends in the field of human resource development (HRD) and critically reflect on the merits and effectiveness of a range of organisational and personal HRD practices. The module provides you with advanced content on how individuals learn; the design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes; and the dissemination and sharing and knowledge in organisations. It focuses on your need to develop your academic/theoretical knowledge as well as developing and improving your vocational skills in the field of HRD.

Foundations of Learning and Development; Theories of Learning, Training Design and Evaluation; Strategic Human Resource Development; Career Development; Knowledge Management; Management Development; Organisational Learning; Learning Organisation

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate a comprehensive and advanced understanding of the principles of training design, delivery and evaluation
LO2: Demonstrate a critical awareness of the requirements and implications of the integration of learning and development activity with organisational needs.
LO3: Display a critical awareness of current practice and academic research in the field of HRD

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janice McMillan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which include a general introduction to the topic; guidance on how to work through the online module materials; core academic theory relating to the topic (which will include a link to the electronic textbook); a mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit which will help to engage you in the learning process. The online materials require you to reflect and share your work experiences. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact with fellow students via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction, including learning outcomes, summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - introductory unit, followed by eleven subject specific units
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case Studies with outline solutions provided (formative feedback)
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-Assessment Questions (formative feedback)
o Reflective Exercises
o End of Unit Progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of moderated end of Unit test questions. These questions are discursive and feedback is provided throughout the Unit as and when the Unit tests are completed. Formative assessment opportunities are also available on the two summative assessments (that make up component 2) during weekly virtual office hour sessions.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment for the Unit consists of two components 1. end of Unit tests and 2. training intervention report and training intervention case study. Feedback and mark are provided on completion of the Unit tests and for component 2 through Turnitin on the Moodle page. Formative assessment advice is also available before final submission of component 2.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 12
Online Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 90 All 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 10 All 14/15 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader