The Theory & Practice of Training / Edition 6

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The Theory and Practice of Training, now in its 6th edition, provides a wide-ranging outline of the major instructional and training concepts and their relationship to training in practice. The authors have expanded on information relating to the training environment, equipment, and strategies, as well as new material on cognitive task analysis (CTA).

With real-life case studies to illustrate the theory, this engaging and practical book is valuable to those who want to put their training experience into a coherent context, as well as to managers who need to understand the role that training can play.

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"A definitive work in this field." — Training Zone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749454197
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition description: 6th ed.
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Buckley is a psychologist who has spent over 30 years in the fields of education, training, and development. His experience as a tutor, consultant and manager has been gained in both the private and public sectors.

Jim Caple is a psychologist and a director of Cashton-Hodges Consultancy Ltd, specializing in training and development.

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Table of Contents

1 Training and the Organizational Environment

2 A Systematic Approach to Training

3 The Reactive Route into Training

4 The Proactive Route into Training

5 Analyses for Training

6 Training Objectives

7 Learning Principles and Conditions

8 The Training Programme: Selection, Design and Delivery

9 Assessing the Effectiveness of Training

10 Auditing Training

11 The Role of the Trainer

Appendix 1: Methods for Obtaining Information about Performance Problems and Job/Task Content

Appendix 2: Sampling

Appendix 3: Example of a Learning Journal

Appendix 4: Illustration of a Tutor’s Review of a Course

Appendix 5: Example of a Checklist to Assess Trainer Performance

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