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Human Resource Learning & Development - MAN00008H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Sinead McCotter
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module explores the topic of Human Resource Development from the perspective of training and development practice, its underlying pedagogical assumptions and models and the sociology and politics of learning at work. The module tracks the development of HRD as a topic of study from its connection with the field of HRM and a narrow concern with the design, delivery and resourcing of training in organisations to wider concerns about the economic and political implications of learning and the workplace.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

This module explores the topic of Human Resource Development from the perspective of training, development and learning practice, its underlying pedagogical assumptions and models and the sociology and politics of learning at work. The module tracks the development of HRD as a topic of study from its connection with the field of HRM and a narrow concern with the design, delivery and resourcing of training in organisations to wider concerns about the economic and political implications of learning and the workplace. The module also focuses upon concerns about the implications of learning in the workplace, including financial impact, also digital and blended learning, to name some.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the concept of Human Resource Development and how it differs from Human Resource Management
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of learning and skills development in organisations
  • Use the theoretical content of the module in order to analyse the context of skills development, employability and education in organisations and public policy.

Module content

Topics covered will be drawn from the following:

  1. Defining and understanding the context of L&D

  2. The role of information, metrics for L&D

  3. Leadership and management skills in L & D

  4. Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process

  5. Digital and blended learning solutions: An overview

  6. Developing professional practice in L&D

  7. Evaluating L&D in knowledge economy

  8. Facilitating collective and social learning

  9. Managing the L&D business function

Please note:  Implicit within the module topics will be aspects of the previous HRD content .e.g. 

  • Defining the field – exploring differences between HRD and HRM, and different understandings of HRD within the field.

  • Talent Management

  • Organisational Development

  • Human Capital Theory

  • Skills and employability

  • Learning theories

  • Management Education

  • Internships

  • Apprenticeships

  • Skilled migration

  • Education policy

  • Reflective practice

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
1500 Word Essay
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Practical (Individual)
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3000 Word Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be in accordance with UYMS policy.

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.
 

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