Recently Viewed

LDiO 01: Learning & Development: Concepts, Context and Processes

LDiO 01: Learning & Development: Concepts, Context and Processes
Our Price:  €10.00(VAT Free)

ISBNs:  9781781194607 (PDF) / 4614 (ePub)
Year Published:  2021
Author:  Thomas Garavan, Carole Hogan, Amanda Cahir-O'Donnell & Claire Gubbins
ePub ebook:  10.00
PDF ebook:  10.00

Learning & Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence and PracticeLearning & Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence and Practice

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS, CONTEXTS AND PROCESSES (LDiO 1) outlines and discusses the core concepts of learning, training and development and related concepts, such as human resource development and workplace learning. 


It provides a brief outline of the historical development of L&D in organisations and discusses key external and internal changes that shape the way that organisations manage strategic L&D. These external trends include global competition and the global labour market, changing technology and the changing workforce, as well as trends such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability. 


Key internal context elements include business strategy, organisational structure and culture. It also documents key changes in managing people, including changing careers, the changing nature of jobs, work design, employee contracting, talent management and the role of personal initiative.


The ebook then explains the scope, nature and boundaries of strategic L&D and concludes with a discussion of strategic L&D and evaluates the case for investment in L&D in organisations.





Learning Objectives

Key Concepts

1 Introduction

2 Defining L&D

2.1 Learning

2 Training

2.3 Development and Education

2.4 Instruction and Teaching

2.5 Human Resource Development and Workplace Learning

Case Study 1: L&D in PwC

3 The Historical Evolution of L&D in Organisations

3.1 The Emergence of the Classroom and Structured On-the-job Training

3.2 eLearning and Digitisation

3.3 Blended Learning

3.4 Social Learning

3.5 Personalised Learning

4 The Context of L&D

4.1 The External Context of L&D

Case Study 2: L&D and the Gig Economy

4.2 The Changing Organisational Context

4.3 Changes in Perspectives on Managing People

5 Defining Strategic L&D

5.1 Strategic L&D: Approach and Philosophy

5.2 The Case for Investment in Strategic L&D

Critical Reflection 1

Critical Reflection 2

Best Available Evidence to Inform Practice



Review Questions

Strategic L&D in Action

Case Study 3: Investing in the Development of Employees: Amazon, Google, Dell and Intel

Further Reading



About the Authors

Other Titles in this Series

Related Products