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The Concepts of Training and Development

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The training design process

Source: Noe, R. (2008, 4th ed, p.6). Employee Training & Development, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York.

  1. Conducting Needs assessment
  2. Ensuring Employees' Readiness for Training
  3. Creating a learning environment
  4. Ensuring transfer of training
  5. Developing an evaluation plan
  6. Selecting training methods
  7. Monitoring and evaluating the program

Learning Theories

What is learning - definition What is a learning theory - definition.

Don Clark's website, A Time Capsule of Training and Learning provides a comprehensive list of learning theories and approaches throughout history. Some of the most popular theories are:

  • Behaviorism (also known as Reinforcement Theory)
  • Cognitivism (also known as Information Processing Theory)
  • Humanism (Social Learning Theory)
  • Adult Learning Theory(Andragogy)
  • Constructivism


  • John B. Watson
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • B.F. Skinner
  • E. L. Thorndike (connectionism)
  • Bandura
  • Tolman (moving toward cognitivism)


  • Merrill -Component Display Theory (CDT)
  • Reigeluth (Elaboration Theory)
  • Gagne
  • Briggs
  • Wager
  • Bruner (moving toward cognitive constructivism)
  • Schank (scripts)
  • Scandura (structural learning)


  • Vygotsky
  • Piaget
  • Dewey
  • Vico
  • Rorty
  • Bruner


  • Abraham Maslow
  • Carl Rogers
  • Malcolm Knowles


  • George Siemens
  • Stephen Downes

Learning Styles

What are learning styles?

  • Links to website with VAK questionnaires