Theories in Human Resource Development

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Course Code                                      :  BHRM 41114

Course Title                                       :  Theories in Human Resource Development

Status                                                  :  Compulsory

Credit Rating                                     :  4

Semester                                             :  First

Aim                                                     : To provide the students with through knowledge on the theories that provide the foundation to HRD to enable them to well understand the HRD practice

 

Learning Outcomes                           : On completion of the course unit, students will be able to;

  • identify major theories that develop HRD knowledge base
  • describe the relationship between the theoretical insights and HRD practices
  • explain the HRD issues relating to relent HRD theories
  • analyse the HRD gaps from different theoretical perspectives for better solutions

Course Content : Introduction to HRD; meaning, nature, scope, major components, its philosophies. Historical evolution of HRD. Traditional and modern research agenda of HRD. New trends in HRD. Criticisms traditional and modern HRD research agendas. Foundational theories of HRD; Economic theory, system theory, psychological theories. Implications of critical theory in HRD; introducing critical theory, core arguments of critical theory, use of critical theory in HRD. Structuralism and HRD; introducing structuralism, core arguments of structuralism, use of structuralism in HRD. Post structuralism and HRD; introducing post structuralism, core arguments of post structuralism, use of post structuralism in HRD. Constructivism and HRD; introducing constructivism, core arguments of constructivism, use of constructivism in HRD. Modernism and postmodernism and HRD; core arguments of modernism and post modernism, use on modernism and postmodernism in HRD.

 

Method of Teaching

and Learning                                     : Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Article reading and analysis

 

Assessment                                         : Examinations, Assignments, Presentations

 

Recommended Readings                  :

Armstrong, M. (2010) A Hand book of Resource Management Practice, 10th Edition, Kogan Page, London

Jerry, G.W. Egglnand, S. Gilley, M. (2008). Principles of HRD, 4th Edition, Perseus publishing, New York.

McGuire, D., Jorgensen, K.M. (2010). Human Resource Development Theory and Practice, Sage, New York.

Swanson, R.A.,  Holton, E.F., Holton, E. (2001). Foundations of Human Resource Development, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, New York.

Vilmante, K.,  Algimantas, S. (2008).  Globalization and Human Resource Development: Theoretical Approach, European Journal of Management, Vol. 8, No. 4

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