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Studying Learning and Development: Context, Practice and Measurement

by James Stewart and Patricia Rogers CIPD - Kogan Page
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Studying Learning and Development is the essential textbook for anyone studying the field in order to further their professional development, and HR practitioners wishing to extend their understanding of its background and practical application. With a clear layout that is easy to navigate, it takes you step by step through developing the knowledge and skills required for professional practice, understanding the broader context of learning and development - including the influential factors on achieving strategic objectives and developing policies that suit your organisational needs - and fully utilising learning and development data in order to build a business case for its value within your organisation.

Written and edited by experts in the field with a wealth of experience in teaching, writing and examining, Studying Learning and Development is the first and only text to map the unit learning outcomes of the three core modules for the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate level qualification. Its broad coverage means that it is also ideal for any students studying Learning and Development as part of a wider HR or business degree and wanting to gain a deeper appreciation for the knowledge, skills and planning required for the success of its policies and activities in practice. The additional resources available online, including multiple choice questions for self-assessment, web links to further resources, extra case studies and a glossary of key terms, as well as lecturer slides, guides and text banks, will enhance learning of the text and ensure thorough grounding in the theory. There are also six ebooks available to support the CIPD Level 5 Studying Learning and Development optional modules.

  • Section - ONE: The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required of Learning and Development Practitioners;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Context for Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 03: Frameworks for Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 04: L&D Knowledge and Skills;
    • Chapter - 05: Putting the Data to Work;
    • Chapter - 06: Designing Effective Learning;
    • Chapter - 07: How to Evaluate Learning;
    • Chapter - 08: Effective Communication for L&D Professionals;
    • Chapter - 09: Concept of CPD;
  • Section - TWO: Planning to Meet Personal Learning and Development Needs;
    • Chapter - 10: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 11: The Role of Self-Assessment in Developing Performance;
    • Chapter - 12: Using Self-Assessment to Identify Development Needs;
    • Chapter - 13: Using Knowledge to Map Development against Performance Related Criteria;
    • Chapter - 14: Summary;
  • Section - THREE: Working Collaboratively as a Member of a Team or Working Group;
    • Chapter - 15: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 16: Groups and Teams;
    • Chapter - 17: Working With Others;
    • Chapter - 18: Meetings;
    • Chapter - 19: Techniques for Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating;
    • Chapter - 20: Assertiveness;
    • Chapter - 21: Managing Relationships;
    • Chapter - 22: Presentation and Report Writing;
    • Chapter - 23: Summary;
  • Section - FOUR: Applying CPD Techniques to Devise, Implement and Review a Personal Development Plan;
    • Chapter - 24: Introduction and Overview;
    • Chapter - 25: The Importance of CPD for Professionals in a Changing Environment;
    • Chapter - 26: Using Reflective Practice to Enrich Your CPD Process;
    • Chapter - 27: Stages of the CPD Cycle;
    • Chapter - 28: CPD Learning Logs;
    • Chapter - 29: Sustaining the Motivation for CPD;
    • Chapter - 30: Summary;
  • Section - FIVE: The Key Factors Influencing Achievement of Strategic Objectives in Varying Organisation;
    • Chapter - 31: Contexts and their Impact on Learning and Development Policies and Practice;
    • Chapter - 32: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 33: Historical Development of Strategic Management;
    • Chapter - 34: How to Carry Out a Strategic Analysis;
    • Chapter - 35: Summary;
  • Section - SIX: The Nature of Organising and Managing in a Variety of Contexts;
    • Chapter - 36: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 37: The Organisation;
    • Chapter - 38: Managing and Organising Organisations;
    • Chapter - 39: Organisation Structures;
    • Chapter - 40: Cross-Cultural Competence;
    • Chapter - 41: Summary;
  • Section - SEVEN: Developing Learning and Development Policies and Activities to Respond to and Exploit the Limitations and Opportunities arising from Varying Contextual Factors;
    • Chapter - 42: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 43: Strategic Alignment;
    • Chapter - 44: Trends in L&D Delivery;
    • Chapter - 45: Considerations in Delivering an L&D Strategy;
    • Chapter - 46: Developing the Business Case for L&D;
    • Chapter - 47: Undertaking a Learning Needs Analysis;
    • Chapter - 48: L&D Planning
    • Chapter - 49: Summary;
    • Chapter - 50: Using Information Metrics and Developing Business Cases for Learning and Development;
  • Section - EIGHT: Using Learning and Development Data;
    • Chapter - 51: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 52: Key Terms and Concepts;
    • Chapter - 53: HR Analytics;
    • Chapter - 54: L&D Data, Metrics and Analytics;
    • Chapter - 55: Summary and Conclusion;
  • Section - NINE: Conducting a Research Project;
    • Chapter - 56: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 57: Research Paradigms;
    • Chapter - 58: The Research Process;
    • Chapter - 59: Summary and Conclusion;
  • Section - TEN: Conclusions and Future Directions

Jim Stewart is Professor of HRD at Liverpool Business School, UK. He is also Chief Examiner of Learning and Development for the CIPD as well as Visiting Panel Chair and External Moderator. Patricia Rogers is part of the Postgraduate Taught Strategy and Development Group responsible for the development of postgraduate taught strategies across Coventry University, UK.