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 Centre
Annotated web link updates to Government Policy and initiatives
Annotated web links to professional associations and valuable sources of information
Training plan exercise/simulation
Examples of real-life plans and evaluations
Bullet point outlines for the end of chapter self-assessment questions
Additional case study material and notes for using the cases
All artworks (tables, figures and diagrams)
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David Mankin is Senior Lecturer in HRM at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer in HRM at Oxford Brookes University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).
"Having reviewed the first four chapters, this recent material gives a clear indication of the contribution that this text will make to the field. Chapters five to nine get into the 'nuts and bolts' of the subject and in my view, do so in a way that will appeal to undergraduates and postgraduate readership who may be coming to the topic for the first time. The examples provided are excellent illustrations of theory in practice for what can often be presented as a very dry topic, delivered in a prescriptive, 'to-do' list fashion."--Jeanette Harrison, University of Ulster
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