AD2013: Contemporary Developments in Learning and Development

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (depending on client needs).
Teaching Methods: 2 x 6hr(s) Workshops; Other (work-based application via assigned coach); Directed Study ( Recommended reading)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Staff, Irish Institute of Training and Development.
Module Objective: To explore current and emerging concepts and issues in the field of learning and development.
Module Content: The content of this module is intended to evolve with trends in the field. The following content is representative of material covered within this module.

· The evolution of the learning and development specialist to be an OD Specialist
· The contribution of learning and development to knowledge management in organisations
· Cross cultural dimensions of learning and development
· Learning and development issues in multi-nationals
· Employability, talent development, and learning and development
· Diversity issues and learning and development
· The 'New Career' and learning and development challenges
· Ethics, CSR, Sustainability and Learning and Development.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of national culture on learning and development
  • Analyse the learning and development challenges in a multi-national organisation
  • Explain the contribution that learning and development makes to knowledge sharing
  • Explain the dimensions of the `New Career¿ and its implications for learning and development
  • Define the value of an OD approach to learning and development.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Entry and participation in online programme discussion forum, 30 marks; 1,500 word essay, 70 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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