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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Learning & Development: Design to Evaluation
Module Code HR5022
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jennifer Kennedy
Semester 2: Jennifer Kennedy
Autumn: Jennifer Kennedy
Module TeachersFinian Buckley
Jennifer Kennedy
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module reviews the history and development of organisational training and development. It takes participants through the assessment of training needs, the matching of trainees and training programme, the variety of programme types, programme design skills and programme evaluation. It highlights the importance of thoroughly assessing learner needs before any training design is engaged upon. Ethical issues associated trainee assessment and development central to this module. Participants are encouraged to be adaptive and creative when designing training interventions to facilitate the range of learner needs, styles, motivations and individual differences.

Learning Outcomes

1. Draw from the variety of training traditions when assessing and designing training programmes
2. Assess trainee readiness for training intervention
3. Determine training needs using a variety of analytic tools
4. Design appropriate training programmes
5. Present and defend a learning and development plan

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars10Online synchronous class
Seminars5In person case class
Online activity10Online material (expert videos, interactive cases)
Independent Study40Readings before class
Assignment Completion50No Description
Online activity10Discussion Forum
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

History of Learning and Development

Learning Theory
Applied to learning and development; Applying various learning models, from cognitive approaches to goal setting to adult learning to coaching

Learning Needs Analysis
Models and tools for LNA

Learner Readiness
Assessing KSA's and competencies of trainees prior to training design

Learning and Development Programme Design

Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of learning and development programmes
Using multiple outcomes of assessment to determine benefits for employees and return on investment

Management Development
Effecting change as learning

Leadership Development
Internal to External - Consistent to Dynamic

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group project Case based client learning and development plan100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Eileen Arney: 2017, Learning for Organizational Development, Kogan Page, 074947744X
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MSLDMSc in Strategic Learning & Development

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