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Definitions and the Evolution of Learning and Development Research and Practice

  The concepts of learning and development are used in different ways throughout the literature. This chapter considered the nature of learning and development and differentiates it from related concepts such as training, education, human resource development, and workplace learning. The chapter then focused on describing the historical evolution of learning and development as an organisational practice and area of research, highlighting its origins from its initial focus on job-based training, to its evolution in the form of classroom learning, eLearning, blended learning and self-directed learning.

  • Date:

    30 July 2020

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Palgrave Macmillan

  • DOI:

    10.1007/978-3-030-48900-7_2

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Garavan, T., O'Brien, F., Duggan, J., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (2020). Definitions and the Evolution of Learning and Development Research and Practice. In Learning and Development Effectiveness in Organisations: An integrated systems-informed model of effectiveness (7-22). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48900-7_2

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Keywords

Learning and development, Training, Education, HRD, Historical evolution of learning and development

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