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Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development
From Theory into Practice

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February 2022 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Combining theoretical rigor, practical relevance and pedagogical innovation, Human Resource Development: From Theory into Practice is an essential resource for students working towards a career in human resource development (HRD), human resource management (HRM), occupational and organizational psychology, and related areas of business management and organization.

Key features:
• Aligns with the CIPD Professional Standards and the CIPD’s Level 7 Diploma in Learning and Development.
• Covers all the basics in the fundamentals of HRD theory and practice, as well as cutting-edge topics such as the e-learning, ‘hybrid learning’, neuroscience and learning, ‘learning ecosystems’, and the ‘new learning organization’ science of learning.
• Follows a unique framework based on the a distinction between ‘micro-HRD’, which zooms-in on the fine detail, meso, and ‘macro-HRD’, which zooms-out to look at the bigger picture.
• Includes a rich array of research insights, case studies and examples from a wide range of contexts.
• Offers a variety of learning features, including ‘perspectives from practice’ and ‘in their own words’, which help to bridge the gap between theory and practical application.

This up-to-date and authoritative textbook is accompanied by a comprehensive instructor’s manual and PowerPoint slides to support lecturers in their teaching.

Part 1 Micro-HRD
Chapter 1 Setting the scene for human resource development
Chapter 2 Inside the 'black box'
Chapter 3 Learning from and with others
Chapter 4 Experience-based modalities of learning
Chapter 5 'Neurolearning' and HRD
Chapter 6 Formal and informal learning
Chapter 7 Maximizing employees' potential
Part 2 Macro-HRD
Chapter 8 The bigger picture
Chapter 9 HRD as a strategic partner
Chapter 10 The HRD system
Chapter 11 Hybrid HRD
Chapter 12 Does HRD cost or pay?
Chapter 13 The only sustainable source of competitive advantage
Chapter 14 Knowledge and the new learning organization


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  • Teaching guide 
  • PowerPoint slides

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