Human Resource 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: 2019-20

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 2019-20

Module aims

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 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.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
1500 Word Essay
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
1500 Word Essay
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
1500 Word Essay
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
1500 Word Essay
N/A 50

Module feedback

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.

For this module written feedback (including a provisional mark) is provided on all seminar papers is provided electronically within 7 days by the seminar tutor.

Indicative reading

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