Human Resource Development: Practices and Orthodoxies (Management, Work and Organisations)

Human Resource Development: Practices and Orthodoxies (Management, Work and Organisations)

By: Claire Valentin (editor), John Walton (editor)Paperback

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Human Resource Development brings together an internationally recognised group of contributors to provide a critical overview of contemporary concepts, practices and orthodoxies in human resource development (HRD). The book focuses on four key areas of HRD thinking and practice; formative concepts; training and development interventions; career development practices; and team development practices. Each chapter will identify the theoretical and empirical starting points, and outline the context, history, and current utilisation. Theoretical critique is enhanced by practical examples, providing a critical, but highly accessible examination of contemporary HRD practice.

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John Walton is Professor in Human Resource Development (HRD) in the London Metropolitan University Business School, UK. Claire Valentin is a Lecturer and Programme Director in the Dept of Higher and Community Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK.


Iintroduction: Framing contemporary HRD practice and theory; J. Walton and C. Valentin PART ONE: FORMATIVE CONCEPTS 1. Workplace Learning Theories and Practices; R. Poell 2. Experiential Learning and Learning Cycles: Towards an Integrative Perspective; J. Gold and R. Yeo 3. Positive and Critical: Enhancing Constructive Critical Reflection in Groups; M. van Woerkom and Saskia Tjepkema PART TWO: TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS: INDIVIDUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 4. Learning Styles and Cogitive Styles in Human Resource Development; Eugene Sadler-Smith 5. Neuro-Linguistic Programming: A Case of Unorthodox Knowledge in HRD?; P. Tosey 6. Behavioural Modelling; D. Russ-Eft PART THREE: CAREER DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES 7. Career Interest Inventories in Times of Change; L. Hite and K. McDonald 8. The Myth of Aging and Decline: Career Development and Employability of Older Workers; T. Rocco, J.G.L. Thijssen and R. Githens 9. Boundaryless and Protean Careers in a Knowledge Economy; P. Kuchinke PART FOUR: TEAM DEVELOPMENT 10. Action Learning for Team and Organisation Development; C. Rigg 11. Facilitating Group Learning Through Scenario Planning; D. Thursfield 12. A Critique of Outdoor Team Development; J. Walton 13. Employee Engagement Interventions: HRD, Groups and Teams; C. Valentin

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780230292277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780230292277
  • weight: 536
  • ISBN10: 0230292275

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