Human Resource Development Notes - Spring 23

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Oct 16, 2023
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Week One - What is HRD Week one follow up activities: HRD: is about - Training - Development - Talent management 1. What is HRD: - The term 'human resource development' was first used by Harbison and Myers (1964) in the context of human capital theory. - Hamlin and Stewart (2011) anaylsed the multiple definitions and identified four core purposes of HRD: 1. Improving individual or group effectiveness and performance 2. Improving organisational effectiveness and performance 3. Developing knowledge, skills and competencies 4. Enhancing human potential and personal growth Introduction to informal learning: - Informal learning is the name given to learning that's unstructured and takes place away from traditional, formal learning settings, like a classroom. It has no clear goals or set objectives as it's often unplanned and self-directed by the learner The value of giving recognition to informal learning: - Recognition of the skills acquired through non-formal or informal learning is important for a number of reasons. Individuals gain a feeling of worth and self-confidence, which encourages them to continue to upgrade their skills and knowledge, often leading to formal qualifications and improved employment outcomes. Understanding the difference between formal and informal learning: -
Week 2 follow up activities: Reflecting on informal and formal learning through readings by poell and billet: - Learning in the context of work and organisation is strongly contingent upon individual employees' daily experiences in the workplace (poell) - Workplaces are where much, if not most, of the learning for work and working lives occurs, and are therefore important environments for HRD (billet). Understanding adult learning: Malcolm Knowles principles of andragogy - The core principle is that adults need to know 'why' before they engage in learning. It is believed to be more effective if adult learners have shared control of the learning process. - There are three dimensions to this 'need to know': 1. How the learning will be conducted 2. What learning will occur 3. Why the learning is important - Self directed learning: this can mean choosing a formal class or independent study, it does not mean that all adults like to
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