Assuming no prior knowledge or experience, this textbook provides an up to date introduction to the key concepts and issues within the field of learning and development.
Blending key theories and concepts with a practical approach, the text covers the core areas that line managers and HRD practitioners need to know in order to design, implement and evaluate formal training interventions.
In addition to these core areas, more contemporary issues such as learning and development within small and medium sized enterprises, and the sharing and management of knowledge are outlined. The textbook draws on a wide range of features to ensure and encourage learning and understanding.
Within each chapter key concepts are introduced at the start of each chapter; other features include 'hints and tips' boxes, 'practitioner perspectives', and end of chapter case studies, and chapter revision questions.
There is also a supporting online resource centre providing resources for students and lecturers. Online Resource CentreFor studentsAnnotated web link updates to Government Policy and initiativesAnnotated web links to professional associations and valuable sources of informationTraining plan exercise/simulationExamples of real-life plans and evaluationsBullet point outlines for the end of chapter self-assessment questionsIndication of how the book maps on to CIPD standardsFor lecturersAdditional case study material and notes for using the casesAll artworks (tables, figures and diagrams)