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  • 1. Edith Cowan UniversityFaculty of Business and LawUnit PlanUnit Code:MAN3655Unit Title: Workplace Learning & DevelopmentSemester: 2Year: 2011 Faculty of Business and Law | Telephone: 134328 | Calls outside Australia (61 8) 6304 0000 Email enquiries@ecu.edu.au | Web: www.business.ecu.edu.au
  • 2. School of ManagementEdith Cowan UniversityFaculty of Business and LawTelephone +(618) 6304 5666Facsimile +(618) 6304 5633Email: businessandlaw@ecu.edu.auwww.business.ecu.edu.auCRICOS IPC 00279BPrepared by: Tara Smith and Jenni ParkerVersion June, 2011MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 2
  • 3. School of ManagementSchool of ManagementMAN3655 Workplace Learning & DevelopmentLecturers Name Room no Contact number/s Email Consultation times Joondalup Office 2.454 Tara Smith 2.454 6304 2097 Tara.Smith@ecu.edu.au Monday 12-3 Thursday 9-12 Jenni Parker 2.146 0466 954 850 jenni.parker@ecu.edu.au By appointmentUnit Coordinator Name Room no Contact number/s Email Consultation times Joondalup Office 2.454 Tara Smith 2.454 6304 2097 Tara.Smith@ecu.edu.au Monday 12-3 Thursday 9-12Other staff contacts Name Role Room no Contact number Email Prof. Rowena Barrett Course Coordinator 2.444 6304 2209 r.barrett@ecu.edu.auMAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development
  • 4. School of ManagementThe approved Unit outline from CMS is shown in the appendixIntroductionWorkplace learning is the common description for learning processes that take place within organisations as part ofHuman Resource Development (HRD) strategies. In recent years Human Resource Development has becomeincreasingly recognised within organisations as a critical strategic function for achieving organisational effectiveness.The need to support individual development so that organisations can cope with an environment of constant change andgenerate new emerging skill bases has been recognised by current government initiatives with the restructuring of thevocational training system, the growth of workplace learning and flexible delivery. In short, managers realise that thegrowth of individuals generates organisational innovation. Therefore knowledge of the HRD process is vital to everymanager in order to ensure that such processes are designed and harnessed according to company goals and individualneeds. The interactions within this unit provide an introduction to the role and practice of HRD with particular practicalemphasis on the training and development (T&D) function and session delivery.Expectations of lecturers and studentsThis unit is conducted in accordance with the Student Charter (available at: http://www.ecu.edu.au/prospectus/charter).Lecturers and students must all be mindful of common courtesies such as timely arrival to class, notification of absence,ensuring mobile phones are switched to silent, and allowing each person the opportunity to contribute and to gain asmuch as possible from the unit.Teaching and learning approachBlended Learning Approach: Three hour face-to-face seminars and online tutorials via BlackboardThe unit will mirror workplace learning practice with interactive sessions and a focus of authentic learning. Lectures,group activities, scenarios and discussions will be included in the unit. Students will be encouraged to develop trainingdelivery skills and develop awareness of their personal learning processes.The unit seeks to both provide learning for students who wish to gain experience of managing workplace learningpractices and for individuals who want to become more involved in hands on training delivery.The unit is deliberately constructed to utilise the benefits multiple perspectives within learning approach. Participants andtheir diverse experience provide the unit with a major resource. The unit seeks to include student cultures, contexts andleaning needs to drive and add to the diversity of the unit learning. Learning is a relational practice and that will bemirrored through the class interaction.An important feature of the unit is participation in the learning process. While students expect to learn from the content ofthe unit this unit will encourage you to learn from the processes involved. Reflection on your own learning processes andthe various practices associated with learning is also a vital component of the unit as reflection enables each student tobuild their own learning philosophy and guidelines. How do trainers and presenter manage and deliver materials, whatare the sequences of interactions with students?The emphasis is placed on the learners to prepare for each valuable interaction period through appropriate reading andresearch so they can contribute in class by supporting a position about learning with a rationale, preparing themselves tochallenge the status quo with alternative conceptualisations. The aim of the unit is not just to supply you with knowledgesources, but to help you develop your own philosophy of learning so that you are well prepared to argue and negotiatefor change within organisations.This unit will cover the function of workplace learning from a practitioner’s perspective.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 4
  • 5. School of ManagementRevision to the unit based on student feedbackThe teaching and learning approach for this unit is based on an authentic learning approach, that as much as possible,replicates the real experience of trainers in workplaces of the 21st century. Learning is structured around interactiveclass activities, and assessment pieces. All students will be required to participate in class.At the end of the semester, all students will be requested to complete the ECU UTEI online survey. This survey will askquestions concerning your level of satisfaction with the unit, your lecturer and your tutor. Your feedback is needed tohelp us to improve the quality of our courses. We endeavour to use the feedback we receive from the UTEI survey toimprove the quality of the unit when it is next run. In fact, the unit as it is running this semester has been modified inseveral ways based on the feedback we received last semester. Past students have enjoyed this unit, in particular thepractical and reality based assignments and activities that are conducted throughout the semester. Semester 2/2010UTEI results were very positive, with no major changes suggested. However as many organisations are nowimplementing online learning programs and are seeking workplace training and development consultants with e-learningskills and knowledge we have included some web communication and collaboration technologies into the unit.Annotated reading listTextbookNoe, R.A. and Winkler, C. (2009). Employee training and development: for Australia and New Zealand. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty. Ltd: North Ryde.This text forms the basis of all semester’s reading. It comprehensively covers all aspects to do with all aspects of thetraining cycle; training needs analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation. The text is clear and easy to read.Class material reinforces and builds on the material covered in this text.Other significant references and resourcesBillett, S. (2001). Learning in the workplace. NSW, Allen and Unwin.Buckley, R. & Caple, J. (2007). The theory & practice of training. London: Kogan Page.Burns, R.B. (2002). The adult learner at work: the challenges of lifelong education in the new millennium (2nd ed.). Crows Nest NSW: Allen & UnwinDelahyde, B. L. (2005). Human resource development: Adult learning and knowledge management (2nd ed). John Wiley & Sons.Dyer, S. (1994). Kirkpatricks Mirror. Journal of European Training, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 31-35.Galbraith, M.W. (2004). Adult learning methods : A guide for effective instruction (3rd ed.). Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Pub. Co.Geertshuis, S. A. & Fazey, J. A. (2006). Approaches to learning in the workplace. Journal of Workplace learning, 15(4), pp. 35-47.Illeris, K. (2003). Workplace learning and learning theory. Journal of Workplace learning, 15(4), pp. 12-22.Karpin, D. (Chair) (1995). Enterprising nation: The report of the industry task force on leadership and management skills. Canberra: Australian Government Publication Service.Knowles, M. (1990) The adult learning: A neglected species. (4th ed). Houston, Gulf.Kolb, D. (1994). Experiential Learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.Lawson, K. (2009). The trainer’s handbook. (Updated ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.McCarthy, B. (2000) About learning. Illinois: About Learning Inc.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 5
  • 6. School of ManagementPoell, R. F., Chivers, G. E., Van der Krogt, F. J., Danny, A. & Rob, F. (2000). Learning network theory Management Learning, 31(1), pp. 25-50.Senge, P. (2006). The fifth discipline. The art & practice of the learning organisation.(2nd ed.). Sydney: Random House Business Books.Smith A. (1998). Training and development in Australia. (2nd ed). Butterworths, Sydney.Tovey, M. D. & Lawlor, D. R. (2007). Training in Australia – Design, Delivery, Evaluation and Management. 3rd edition. Pearson, Prentice Hall.Werner, J. M., & DeSimone, R. L. (2006). Human Resource Development (4th ed). Thomson South-Western.Useful websiteshttp://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/ Big Dog and little Dog’s Performance Juxtaposition. A training, development and performance website.http://www.intulogy.com/addie/index.html - Details on the ADDIE Instructional Design Modelhttp://www.businessperform.com/workplace-training/addie_model.html - Details on the ADDIE Instructional Design Modelhttp://www.adprima.com/objectives.htm - How to write learning objectiveshttp://at.ccconline.org/faculty/wiki/Teaching_Resources_-_Course_Design_-_Writing_Performance_Objectives - How to write objectiveshttp://seamonkey.ed.asu.edu/~mcisaac/disted/final98/finallj.html - Adult Learning Theoryhttp://www.aussieeducator.org.au/education/other/theories.html - Learning Theorieshttp://www.learning-theories.com/ Learning theoriesMAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 6
  • 7. School of ManagementStudy ScheduleThis schedule provides a guideline on the topics covered and activities required each week. Week Dates (W/C) Topic/s Reading Assessment 1 1 August On-Campus – Unit Overview, Introduction to employee T&D & e-portfolio creation Unit Guide; Chpt 1 2 08 August On-Campus - Forces influencing working & learning; Needs assessment Chpt 1 & 3 3 15 August On-Campus - Learning Theories and Processes; Learning Styles; Objectives Chpt 4 4 22 August Online – ASK Staff Induction / Select Assignment 2 topic ASK Website Assignment 1 due Complete Assignment 1 5 29 August On-Campus - Lesson Plans; Transfer of Training & Training Evaluation Chpt 4: pp 148-160 Prepare learning Chpt 5 & 6 activity for Wk 6 6 5 September On-Campus - Training Methods & eLearning Technology Chpt 7 & 8 Create draft training lesson plans 7 12 September Online –Peer Review draft session; Complete Assign 2 Draft session plan due 8 19 September On-Campus - Strategic Training Process, Training Proposals, Effective Training Chpt 2: pp. 55-58 Assignment 2 due Programs; Training Plans & Schedules Chpt 4: pp 149-157 9 26 September On-Campus – Trainer Skills – Review; Create draft Training Program Plans Mid-semester break 10 10 October On-Campus - Review draft plans & Feedback Draft Training Program Create resources & Session plans due 11 17 October Online - Complete assign 3 12 24 October On-Campus - Deliver training session (student to be allocated week 12 or 13) Training Delivery Assignment 3 Due 13 31st October On-Campus - Deliver training session (student to be allocated week 12 or 13) Training Delivery Assignment 3 DueMAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 7
  • 8. School of ManagementAssessment informationYou will complete three (3) assignments this semester in MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development. Assessment Date Marks/Weighting Assignment 1: (individual) Week 4 – Fri 26/08/11, 12 Midnight 20% Job Application & ePortfolio Assignment 2: (individual) Draft session plan for review: week 7 30% Training Session & ePortfolio Week 8- Fri 23/09/11, , 12 Midnight Assignment 3: Draft training program for review: week 11 50% Training Program (pairs) & Training Program Delivery and Report Due in Week ePortfolio (individual) 12 or 13 dates to be arranged with lecturer e-Portfolio due 4/11/11, 12 MidnightePortfolio – You are required to reflect on your learning throughout the semester and attach all artefacts produced during the unit to your ePortfolio. Full details, supporting resources and detailed marking criteria for all assignments will be available on Blackboard.Academic Tip Sheets: http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/tips/ • Assignments - http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/tips/docs/assignments.pdf • Blogs, Journals et al. - http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/tips/docs/blogs_journals.pdf • Effective writing - http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/file_download/52/effective_writing.pdf • Written Assessment - http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/tips/docs/assessments.pdfAssignment 1- Job Application & ePortfolio (20%)This assignment requires you to produce a Job application (see details of selection criteria on p. 9) for a training position thatdemonstrates your knowledge of two key aspects of workplace learning and development and set up your eportfolio.(website).Submission information Task Job Application & ePortfolio Weighting Job application 10% ePortfolio 10% Due Week 4 - Friday 26/08/11, 12 Midnight Submit ECU Blackboard – coversheet & job application (Turnitin) Format Word file attached to ePortfolioPreparationBefore starting this assignment, you should have watched the video demonstration of how to create an ePortfolio usingWeebly, Yola and Google on blackboard, and evaluated the models provided by your lecturers.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 8
  • 9. School of ManagementAssignment instructionsIn preparation for applying for workplace training positions you need to create an ePortfolio to showcase your abilities (Just asyou would have to in the workplace). Full details are provided below.Learning outcome/s and Graduate AttributesCompleting this assignment will help you achieve the following learning outcome/s and ECU Graduate Attributes: • justify the need for and importance of, learning and development to support the achievement of organisational goals; • compare and contrast the major learning theories; • ability to communicate; • critical appraisal skills; • ability to generate ideasTask ContextASK Learning Solutions is a large WA based training organisation. They are currently advertising a position for a number ofLearning & Development Consultants (see ASK online advertisement). To be considered for this position you are required tosubmit an ePortfolio and a written statement addressing the selection criteria.Task InstructionsFull details, examples, supporting resources and detailed marking criteria will be available on Blackboard.Job Application (10%)Provide a written statement (maximum 2 page Word file) to address the following selection criteria: 1. justify the need for and importance of, learning and development to support the achievement of organisational goals 2. compare and contrast the major learning theoriesePortfolio (10%)Create a public ePortfolio using a free web creation technology (eg: Weebly, Yola, Google Sites), add the following pages,information and resources: ● Home page: write a brief paragraph to introduce the purpose of your ePortfolio ● About Me page: include a brief biography, and your contact email (ECU email) ● Blog page: add a minimum of 2 posts to articulate your reflections on your learning (refer to marking criteria) ● Job Application page: provide a brief description of the ASK Learning & Development Consultant position and attach a copy of your written statement addressing the job selection criteria (Word file as above)ResourcesA range of examples are available on the ASK website. The following websites will be useful in preparing assignment 1. • Learning Theories - http://www.learning-theories.com/ • Beginners guide to Weebly http://help.weebly.com/beginners-guide.html • Yola Basics – getting started http://www.yola.com/tutorials/category/Basics_getting_started • Google sites help: Getting started basics http://www.google.com/support/pages/bin/topic.py?hl=en-GB&topic=15797Marking criteriaThe marking guide is available on Blackboard.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 9
  • 10. School of ManagementAssignment 2 – Training Session Plan & ePortfolio (30%)This assignment focuses on planning and reviewing a training session for a specific learning need. A range of topics will beprovided so you can select a topic of interest to you.Submission information Task ePortfolio & Training Session Plan Weighting Training Session Plan 20% and ePortfolio 10% Due Draft Session Plan week 7 Final assignment due Week 8 Friday 23/09/11, 12 Midnight Submit ECU Blackboard – coversheet Format Word (or pdf) documents attached to ePortfolioLearning outcome/s and Graduate AttributesCompleting this assignment will help you achieve the following learning outcome/s and ECU Graduate Attributes: • interpret and apply the training cycle to a business problem; • conduct a planned training session for a specified learning need. • ability to communicate • critical appraisal skills • ability to generate ideasPreparationBefore starting this assignment, you should have read the your textbook and the information on blackboard regardingdeveloping a session plan, including learning objectives. You should be familiar with the templates provided by your lecturerson blackboard. You should have completed some research regarding the design and development of training session plans.Assignment instructionsThis assignment requires to you to design and develop a training session plan (sometime called a lesson plan). A trainingsession plan requires you to develop a learning objective/s and then design a session to help the trainees ‘learn’Task contextCongratulations! Your application for the position of workplace learning and development consultant with ASK LearningSolutions has been successful. All ASK employees are required to complete the company online induction program, maintaina reflective eJournal and continue to develop their ePortfolio as part of the organisations professional development program.Task InstructionsFull details, examples, supporting resources and detailed marking criteria will be available on Blackboard.Training Session Plan (20%)Your first job task is to plan and review a training session for a specific need. Your supervisors will provide a list of trainingsessions for you to select from.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 10
  • 11. School of Management • Design, develop, and evaluate a 1 hour training session for a specific training need. ● Write appropriate learning objectives ● Select and sequence relevant content (with timelines) ● Select relevant hands-on training methods to suit your topic ● Design an interactive activity to engage your students in the learning process ● Evaluate one of your colleagues’ training sessions plans and provide them with feedback for suggested improvementsePortfolio (10%)Add the following pages, information and resources to your ePortfolio: ● Blog page: add a minimum of 4 posts to articulate your reflections on your learning (refer to marking criteria) ● Resources page: complete the online ASK staff induction program. Add the relevant resources and attach a copy of the completed staff induction checklist (included in the marking guide) ● Training Session page: add a new page and attach your session plan, your peers evaluation form and your evaluation of your peers session plan (refer to marking guide)ResourcesA range of templates and examples are available on the ASK website.Marking criteriaThe marking guide is available on Blackboard.Assignment 3 –Training Program & ePortfolio (50%)Working in pairs you will interpret and apply the training cycle to plan, develop and review a training program and produce atraining manual based on relevant and theoretically sound learning principles to address a specific business problem. In pairsyou will select a small component of your program to deliver and evaluate a 30 minute training session in either a face-to-face or online context. Weighting This assignment accounts for 50% of the assessment in this unit. Weighting Training Program (20% - Pairs) Training Delivery (20% - Pairs) ePortfolio (10% -Individual) Due Draft Training Program due week 11 Final assignment due Week 12 & week 13 as allocated by your lecturer Final e-Portfolio due Friday 4/11/11 Midnight Submit ECU Blackboard / attach all documents to eportfolio Format Training Manual - Word document, PowerPoint presentations, pdf files, videos etc Delivery - Face-to-face, online or videoLearning outcome/s and Graduate AttributesCompleting this assignment will help you achieve the following learning outcome/s and ECU Graduate Attributes: • interpret and apply the training cycle to a business problem; • produce a training manual based on relevant and appropriate learning design priniciples; andMAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 11
  • 12. School of Management • conduct a planned training session for a specified learning need. • ability to communicate • ability to work in teams • critical appraisal skills • ability to generate ideasPreparationBefore starting this assignment, you should have read your textbook and the information on blackboard regarding developinga training program, including training objectives. You should be familiar with the templates provided by your lecturers onblackboard. You should have completed some research regarding the training programs.Assignment instructionsThis assignment requires to you to design and develop a training proposal and training program. Details of what is requiredare shown below.Task contextYou have worked hard and have been promoted to the position of workplace training supervisor. Your new role requires youto work as part of a team to develop a workplace learning program based on relevant and theoretically sound learningprinciples. A list of current clients training requirements will be provided by your training managers.Task InstructionsThere is considerable flexibility in this assignment; you may choose to ‘pretend’ that you work for an organisation (e.g.Westpac) and your training may be for that organisation specifically.Full details, examples, supporting resources and detailed marking criteria will be available on Blackboard.Training Program (20%)Working in pairs you will design, develop and evaluate a training program (a list of topics will be developed in consultationwith your line manager) that adheres to theoretically sound learning principles. Your program should run over a number ofsession (days, weeks, months) and be presented as a complete Training Manual with plans and support materials so othertrainers could easily access and deliver the training program. A list of suggested training programs will be provided by yourmanager.Training Program Manual – ensure you include all of the following (refer to marking guide). • Cover page • Contents page • Training proposal (justification of your chosen training program to secure funding) 1. Introduction: Who the company is, overview of what they do, what training need the proposed training will address? 2. How would you conduct a needs analysis? 3. Why did you select the training methods you chose? 4. How would you evaluate the entire program? • Training program (clearly marked sections containing the following); 5. Training program plan (An overview of the training to be provided) 6. Training schedule/Delivery Schedule (minimum of 4 training sessions) 7. Training Session Outlines (minimum 2 training sessions – one per person with name clearly indicated)MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 12
  • 13. School of ManagementTraining session delivery (20%)Working with your partner you will deliver and evaluate a 30 minute training session. The training session you will deliver isjust your chosen session plan from the training program you produced. You are NOT expected to design the entire course,just one session. You will deliver your training in either week 12 or 13. You may deliver your session using either a face-to-face or online delivery approach. For face-to-face sessions students will deliver their training to the rest of the class who will‘act’ as your trainees.Your session should take the form of activities, question and answer sessions, case study analysis, role-plays, or otherappropriate means of delivery. For example: A program for management communication training may span 3 days, you willsimply select one session of the training to deliver, such as the importance of non-verbal communication. Remember this isNOT a lecture, it is a training program, people should be doing something during the session, and your training mustdemonstrate that you have evaluated if people have achieved the desired learning objectives.Training delivery – ensure you include all of the following (refer to marking guide). • 30min training session plan with complete details (refer to marking guide) • Training materials – eg: handouts, PowerPoint slides, role plays, case studies, questions (& answers), or any other trainer materials you produce to support your training session • Evaluation materials – eg: questionnaires, assessment tick sheets, questions to ask, marking guides • Self & peer evaluation formsePortfolio (10%)Add the following pages, information and resources to your ePortfolio: ● Blog page: add a minimum of 4 posts to articulate your reflections on your learning (refer to marking criteria) ● Training Program page: add a new page and attach all of your Training Program and Training Session Delivery documents (refer to marking guide).ResourcesA range of templates and examples are available on the ASK website.Marking criteriaThe marking guide is available on Blackboard.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 13
  • 14. School of ManagementAddenda AddendumEmail protocolAll emails should be sent from your student email account or via Blackboard, otherwise anti-spam filters may prevent it frombeing delivered to your lecturer.When using email to communicate with lecturers or tutors, you should always make sure that your message contains thefollowing: 1. A subject that contains the unit code, and clearly describes the nature of your query or request. Your lecturers receive many emails a day, and may also teach more than one unit, so if your email does not contain the unit code, it is not possible to place your message in context. If the subject does not indicate the nature of the message, it may well remain unanswered. 2. Change the default setting on your email program to include previous messages in replies, and make sure that previous messages are included in an ongoing exchange. Your lecturer deals with many students. Having a copy of the previous exchanges included in your message will expedite a response. You should still make sure that the subject indicates what the email is about. 3. Address your lecturer appropriately by name. 4. State your question or request clearly and concisely. 5. Insert a signature at the end of your email that contains: a. your name in full as it appears in SIMO b. your student number c. the campus at which you attend classes for the unit in question (also indicate if you are an off campus student)Your lecturer will inform you if there are additional requirements for communicating by email.While lecturers cannot be available on line all day, in normal circumstance your lecturer will reply within 2 working days.Unit and Teaching Evaluation (UTEI)At the end of the semester, all students will be requested to complete the ECU UTEI online survey. This survey will askquestions concerning your level of satisfaction with the unit, your lecturer and your tutor. Your feedback is needed to help usto improve the quality of our courses. We endeavour to use the feedback we receive from the UTEI survey to improve thequality of the unit when it is next run.Towards the end of the semester you will receive an email notification about how to complete the UTEI survey. Please takethe time to complete it for us. There are small incentives offered to encourage participation and your feedback is anonymousand confidential.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 14
  • 15. School of ManagementUTEI dates for Semester 1 & 2, 2011Semester 1, 3 weeks beginning 16th MaySemester 2, 3 weeks beginning 17th OctoberAssignmentsExtensions for submission datesAny student who wishes to defer the submission of an assignment must apply to the lecturer before the due date for anextension of the time within which to submit the assignment. The application must be in writing and must set out thegrounds on which deferral is sought.An assignment submitted after the fixed or extended time for submission shall incur a penalty to be calculated as follows:• where the assignment is submitted not more than 5 working days late, the penalty shall, for each working day that it is late, be 5% of the maximum assessment available for the assignment;or• where the assignment is more than 5 working days late, a mark of zero shall be awarded.ExamsIllness on the day of an examThis happens very rarely. If you should find yourself in this unusual and difficult position you should not attend the exam asyou could not perform to your best. However, if not attending you must see a doctor and submit the doctor’s certificate withyour request for a deferred exam on the grounds that you were ill at the time of exam.Failing a unitFailing a unit 3 times may result in you being excluded from the unit, the major to which the unit belongs, or even the course.Clarification and further assistance can be obtained by contacting the Student Information Office, Joondalup campus –building 6 or Mt Lawley campus – building 10 or by email at businessandlaw@ecu.edu.au.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 15
  • 16. School of ManagementCMS Unit Outline UNIT OUTLINE REPORT EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT UNIT TITLE : Workplace Learning UNIT CODE : MAN3655 CREDIT POINTS : 15 FULL YEAR UNIT : No PRE-REQUISITES : MAN2120 - Organisational Behaviour II MAN2145 - Human Resource Management MODE OF DELIVERY : On-campus Off-campus DESCRIPTION During the unit students will be given the opportunity to develop a broad view of the complexity of designing work related learning to support the achievement of organisational goals. The unit introduces the basic concepts and theories of workplace learning and training and asks you to apply some of these concepts to workplace issues and to participate in simulated training delivery. This unit encourages students to construct their own concepts of workplace learning, and assess their own skills for managing learning at work. You will complete the unit by constructing learning programmes and experiencing programme delivery. LEARNING OUTCOMES On completion of this unit students should be able to: 1. justify the need for and importance of, learning and development to support the achievement of organisational goals; 2. compare and contrast the three major learning theories; 3. interpret and apply the training cycle to a business problem; 4. produce a training manual based on relevant and appropriate learning design priniciples; and 5. conduct a planned training session for a specified learning need. UNIT CONTENT 1. Strategy and aligning learning. 2. Learning theory, instructional and facilitation principles. 3. Prioritising learning needs and evaluating learning activity. 4. Workplace learning delivery options, roles and resources. 5. Developing relevant learning programmes and plans. 6. Designing learning activities. 7. Facilitating learning activities. 8. Evaluating learning activities. TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESSES MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 16
  • 17. School of ManagementOn-campus students attend a weekly interactive three hour seminar. The seminar will include lectures,small group activities, role plays, debates, and team games. Students will be encouraged to developtraining delivery skills through a range of practical activities.Off-campus students will access a range of teaching and learning materials on-line viaMyECU/Blackboard. Regular online access is required. On-line participation in the unit is required, viadiscussion boards and other collaborative learning activities.GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES • ability to communicate • ability to work in teams • critical appraisal skills • ability to generate ideasASSESSMENTGrading Schema 1The assessment for this unit will be made up as follows:Item On-Campus Assessment ValuePortfolio Establish e-portfolio 20%Exercise Training Session Plan 30%Assignment Pair - Training Program & Delivery 50%Item Off-Campus Assessment ValuePortfolio Establish e-portfolio 20%Exercise Training Session Plan 30%Assignment Pair - Training Program & Delivery 50%TEXTSNoe, R. A., & Winkler, C. (2009). Employee training and development: For Australia and New Zealand.North Ryde: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.Tovey, M. D., & Lawlor, D. R. (2004).. Training in Australia : Design, delivery, evaluation andmanagement (2nd ed.). Pearson: Prentice Hall.SIGNIFICANT REFERENCESBarratt-Pugh, L. G. B., & Soutar, G. N. (2002). Paradise nearly gained: Vol 1. Evaluating the FrontlineManagement Initiative. National Centre for Vocational Education Research - Australian NationalTraining Authority, NCVER, Adelaide.Billett, S. (2001). Learning in the workplace. NSW: Allen and Unwin.Delahyde, B. L. (2005). Human resource development : Adult learning and knowledge managment(2nd ed). John Wiley & Sons.Dyer, S. (1994). Kirkpatricks Mirror. Journal of European Training, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 31-35Geertshuis, S. A., & Fazey, J. A. (2006). Approaches to learning in the workplace. Journal ofWorkplace learning, 15(4), pp. 35-47.Illeris, K. (2003). Workplace learning and learning theory. Journal of Workplace learning, 15(4), pp. 12-22.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 17
  • 18. School of ManagementKarpin, D. (Chair) (1995). Enterprising nation: The report of the industry task force on leadership andmanagement skills. Canberra: Australian Government Publication Service.Knowles, M. (1990) The adult learning: A neglected species (4th ed). Houston, Gulf.Poell, R. F., Chivers, G. E., Van der Krogt, F. J., Danny, A., & Rob, F. (2000). Learning network theory.Management Learning, 31(1), pp. 25-50.Werner, J. M., & DeSimone, R. L. (2006). Human resource development (4th ed). Thomson South-Western. Academic MisconductEdith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantialpenalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconductincludes, but is not limited to: • plagiarism; • unauthorised collaboration; • cheating in examinations; • theft of other students’ work.Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not beensubmitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessedthrough the ECU website.MAN3655 Workplace Learning & Development 18