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HRD: Learning, Change and Development in Organizations , 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Kandidatprogrammet i Personal- och arbetsvetenskap
SUBJECT AREA   Education – PE1
  COURSE CODE   759G45
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe, analyse, and critically examine theories, perspectives, models and previous research within the field of Human Resource Development (HRD).
- describe and critically examine what factors might contribute to bridging the gap between HRD research and HRD practice.
- search for, identify, evaluate, compile and critically examine current HRD research within a defined area and within given time frames.
- plan, invite to, implement and evaluate a HRD conference for HR practitioners.
- present current research, in writing as well as orally, for HR practitioners and in dialogue with them make suggestions on how research-based knowledge can be used as a starting point for HRD practice.
The course covers questions about Human Resource Development (HRD) in terms of learning, training, development and change in organizations. The course starts with a problematization of the gap between HRD research and HRD practice, and the course ends with students get to practice to compile and present up-to-date HRD research for practitioners in the field. In between, concepts, theories, perspectives, models and previous research in the field of HRD are introduced. Examples of topics covered are formal and informal learning, leadership and management development, transfer and use of knowledge, change processes and organizational development.
The teaching consists primarily of lectures, seminars and group work. In addition to scheduled hours the students are expected to use self-organized learning activities, individually, and in groups.
The course will be examined orally and in writing throughout the course and at the end of the course. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course manual.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Admission to the course requires basic qualification, and that the specific qualification rules for the bachelor programme in Human Resource Management and Work Sciences are met. For exchange students, at least two years of undergraduate studies are required, one of which must be in a discipline relevant to the course. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course.
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
HRD: Learning, Change and Development in Organizations
HRD: Lärande, förändrings- och utvecklingsarbete i organisationer
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 2009-00583   Course Code: 759G45      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Education - PEA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     PEA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2009-08-24
Latest revision 2014-03-17