Human Resource Development: Learning for Innovation and Productivity, Fifth Edition covers adult learning theories, human resource development and knowledge management while presenting a number of unique models, e.g. the Hierarchy of Learning Outcomes, the Interview Pattern, Holistic Adult Learning and Knowledge Management. In addition, it has a 19-page case study which is referenced in two ways—text body to case study and case study to text body.
This fifth edition consists of 15 chapters which include a new chapter on Continuing Education and Training and updated references. The key models that have been so popular with readers have been updated and continue to provide a strong guiding theme in the existing chapters.
This textbook Human Resource Development: Learning for innovation and productivity (5th edition) is the companion book to the workbook Human Resource Development: Workbook (5th edition). The textbook covers the theoretical foundations for good human resource development practice, while the workbook allows you to test and refine your knowledge on the application of these theories. Together these two publications provide a unique Student Resource Guide to help you learn the complex processes of managing human resources.
In addition, this 5th edition again features a large case study on an organisation called Pacific Lifestyle Publishing. Pacific Lifestyle Publishing is a real organisation located on the east coast of Australia. It was exciting to find an organisation that valued its staff so highly and which managed its knowledge capital so effectively and so naturally. The case study, located in the companion workbook, is used in a number of ways throughout the text. There are nearly 50 boxed notes in the main body of the text that link the theoretical concepts being discussed to the real-life experiences in Pacific Lifestyle Publishing. There are also several references to Pacific Lifestyle Publishing in the theoretical discussions in the text itself.