Postgraduate Course: Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (EDUA11076)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
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|Taught in Gaelic?
| Recent years have seen increasing recognition by organisations in the private and non-profit sectors that training and development has a key contribution to make to the realisation of organisational strategy and the achievement of change objectives. The role of training staff has broadened from principal involvement in direct training provision to a broader strategic role in the promotion and support of organisational learning and change. They are expected to have a greater understanding of the links between HRM and business strategy, involvement in the management of organisational change and cultural change programmes, and the introduction of new strategies and techniques to facilitate the process of continuous development. This course will examine the nature and scope of HRD theory and practice. It will critically explore the changing contribution that training and development can make towards achieving organisational strategy, the changing roles of HRD practitioners, and approaches and perspectives on the strategic management of HRD.
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course, course members will be able to:-
LO1. Assess the key theoretical perspectives on human resource development, training and learning in organisations
LO2. Critically evaluate the changing role of training and development within a range of organisational contexts.
LO3. Critically analyse the scope and contribution of training and development to the achievement of organisational goals and the management of change.
LO4. Examine different approaches and perspectives on HRD in the induction, retention, performance management, and development of capacity of staff and of managers.
LO5. Develop, negotiate support for and communicate appropriate HRD strategies to promote the development and support of organisational learning.
|Formative assessment. The assessment will take the form of seminar contributions reviewing particular issues from the literature, both to establish a basis of conceptual understanding for the summative task and to provide course members with feedback on progress. Summative assessment. 1. Literature review, (2000 words) which examines and critically assesses key theoretical perspectives on human resource development, training and learning in organisations. A range of significant developments in the organisational contexts of training and development are critically explored, and perspectives on and approaches to the strategic role of HRD within contemporary organisational contexts is discussed and evaluated. 2. Case study (2-3000 words) of the development of strategic plans for HRD.
|Ms Claire Valentin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6195
|Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573