Employee Development and Workplace Learning

Module code: MN7368

The rise of the 'knowledge economy' in recent years has generated considerable interest in the role of skills, knowledge and learning within organisations.

This module traces the connection between employee development, learning and organisational success, and asks questions about how learning occurs in the workplace, why it occurs, why it is important, and how it benefits both the individual and the organisation. You'll examine the role of human resource practitioners in promoting and evaluating learning within organisations, both large and small, and explores the theoretical underpinnings of learning and development. You'll be encouraged to think critically about key debates in this area, and to understand how factors such as power, conflict, inequality and identity impact upon learning in the workplace. You'll also consider the international context, and how employee development processes are affected by globalisation.

Learning

  • 40 hours of lectures
  • 5 hours of seminars
  • 255 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam (50%)
  • Written assignment (50%)