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This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of Human Resource Development (HRD) as a field of practice, its history, and the major theories and paradigms that underpin the field.
This course provides students with an understanding of the major theories and paradigms that underpin the practice of Learning and Development (L&D) in organisations. The first half of the course adopts an experiential learning approach to expose students to the realities and challenges involved in designing learning interventions for individuals and groups. These include undertaking a training needs analysis, engaging in instructional design and the development and implementation of a training programme, and the evaluation of training effectiveness. The second half of the course focuses on the application of L&D in an organisation context and covers topics such as coaching, mentoring, employee socialisation, organisational learning and strategic L&D.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT331-23S1 is: Lectures 26 hrs Lecture and flipped classroom preparation 30 hrsOnline quizzes 6 hrsFinal Exam 3 hrs Exam Preparation 20 hrs Group Assignment 65 hrs Total 150 hours
1. The strategic importance of L&D in international, national, educational, and organisational contexts;2. The individual employee as an adult learner and influences on employee behaviour;3. Key L&D issues at the individual employee level, including employee orientation and socialisation and mentoring and coaching.4. Key L&D issues at the organisational level and the importance of organisational learning and knowledge management.5. The range of interventions beyond training that may be required for optimum organisational and individual performance.6. Emerging trends that impact L&D, such as online and blended learning, AI, employee mobility, the challenges presented by a global workforce, L&D for the contingent workforce, and work-life balance.In addition to the above knowledge outcomes, the application of relevant L&D theory must be demonstrated by:7. The ability to design, develop, implement and evaluate an L&D intervention in an applied setting.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
MGMT206 and MGMT207
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures for MGMT331-23S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system, however, in-person class attendance is a course expectation in Weeks 2-6.
Required Text: Delahaye, B.L. & Choy, S. (2018). Human Resource Development: Learning for Innovation and Productivity, 5th edition. Australia: Mirabel Publishing Ltd.The textbook is available in an e-version currently retailing at AU$61.95. The textbook can be purchased from: https://mirabelpublishing.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=466
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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