Learning and Development

Learning and Development

Year: Not available in 2017-18
Course code: MGT4059
Course credits: 30
Taught: TBC
Course co-ordinator: TBC
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management
Available to visiting students: Yes (If Duration of Study is Full Year)
Contact for more information: Business Undergraduate mailbox

Course description

This course is suitable for students particularly interested in Human Resource Development and Learning and Development, set within the functional area of Human Resource Management. 

Students will be introduced to and engage in the practice of developing the L & D knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a supervisor, manager or professional   L & D practitioner.  This will include individual and group practice in developing, planning and delivering live learning and training activities and events on line and in person. 

Learning and teaching methods

40 hours of lectures (20 x 2 hours)

Course texts

Core Text (must buy and bring to classes): 

Mankin, D. (2009) Human Resource Development. Oxford University Press. 


Strongly Recommended to buy in addition to Mankin:

Beevers,K. and Rea, A. (2010) Learning and Development Practice, London, CIPD.


Harrison, R. (2009) Learning and Development, CIPD. fifth edition  isbn

Harrison, R. and Kessels, J. (2004) Human Resource Development in a Knowledge Economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Some Journals:

Adult Education Quarterly, available from: http://aeq.sagepub.com/

Advances in Developing Human Resources, available from: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201475

European Journal of Vocational Training, available from: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/etv/projects_networks/EJVT/DEFAULT.asp

Human Resource Development International, available from: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13678868.asp

Human Resource Development Quarterly,available from:  http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-HRDQ.html

Human Resource Development Review, available from: http://hrd.sagepub.com/

Human Resource Management Journal

International Journal of Educational Development

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM) available from: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?issue=1/2&journalID=15&vol=2&year=2002

Learning Organization and Development( free online)

International Journal of Learning, available from: http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.2137

International Journal of Training and Development, available from:  http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1360-3736

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Development Studies/Journal of Developing Societies

Journal of Human Development

Journal of International Development/JDS

Journal of Vocational Education and Training, available from: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13636820.asp

Performance Improvement Quarterly, available from: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117865970/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Management Learning: http://mlq.sagepub.com/

The Learning Organization: The International Journal of Critical Studies in Organizational Learning:  http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=tlo

Training Journal, available from: http://www.trainingjournal.com/tj/

Employee Relations

European Industrial Training

Further Suggestions for Supplementary Reading:

Anderson, V. (2007) The Value of Learning : From return on investment to return on expectation, London, CIPD.

Anderson, V. (2013) Research Methods in Human Resource Management : Investigating a Business Issue, London, CIPD.

Appelbaum S and Gallagher J (2000) “The competitive advantage of organisational learning”, Journal of Workplace Learning 12: 2 (40: 56) EJ

Argyris, C. and Schon, D. A. (1978) Organisational Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective, Addison-Wesley, Reading.

Bee, R. and Bee, F. (2007) Learning Needs Analysis and Evaluation, London, CIPD.

Beevers,K. and Rea, A. (2010) Learning and Development Practice, London, CIPD.


Coursework 70% consisting of:

           Sem 2: Essay/Report – 2,500 words  40% 

           Sem 1: Personal Development Plan – 500 words 15%

           Sem 1: Reflective Log – 500 words 15%

Project (Goup) Work (30%) consisting of:

           Sem 1: A group on-line presentation 15%

           Sem 2: A group 30 minute live presentation 15%