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Theory and Practice of Training

ISBN-10: 0749449764

ISBN-13: 9780749449766

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Buckley, Jim Caple

List price: $47.50
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Firmly established as a comprehensive introduction on the topic, this revised 5th 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, strategies, and target population, and have included a completely new section on ethics. Written with the newcomer to the training function in mind, it provides numerous real-life case studies to illustrate the theory. This book is as valuable to those who want to put their training experience into a coherent context as it is to managers who need to understand the role that training can play.
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 7/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Roger Buckley is a chartered psychologist who has spent over 30 years in the field of education, training and development. His experience as a tutor, consultant and manager has been gained from his work in schools, universities, the army and in service industries, including both the private and the public sector. He is also series editor of Kogan Page's successful Practical Trainer series and co-author, with Jim Caple, of The Theory and Practice of Training.

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

Training and the Organizational Environment
The distinction between training and education
Training, education and experience
Benefits of training
The image of training
Training and corporate strategy
Training and systems thinking
A Systematic Approach to Training
Stages in a systematic approach to training
The Reactive Route into Training
The Proactive Route into Training
Summary and conclusions
Analyses for Training
Job analysis
Job synthesis and future-oriented job analysis
Functional analysis
Knowledge and topic analysis
Manual skills analysis
Social skills analysis
Analysis of the target population
Training needs/content analysis
Training criteria and standards
Evaluating criteria
Training Objectives
Training objectives
Structure of objectives
Sources of information for objectives
Writing performance statements
Establishing standards and developing
end-of-training criteria measures
Dealing with attitudes
Identifying the conditions
The value of training objectives
Dissenting views on objectives
A response to the dissenting view
Learning Principles and Conditions
Sequencing the training material
Readiness of the learner
Ways of learning
General conditions of learning
Principles and specific conditions supporting
learning
Conclusion
The Training Programme: Selection, Design and Delivery
Constraints
Target population
Strategies and learning tactics
Tactics
Reinforcement and transfer tactics
Selecting the strategy and tactics
Reaction level
Learning level
Job behaviour and performance level
Organization level
Return on training investment
Conclusion
Auditing the training system at the event level
Auditing the training system at the functional level
Auditing the training system at the organizational
level
The training auditor
The trainer in context
Who are the trainers?
Trainer skills
Changing roles of the trainer
Managing the transfer of training
The consultancy role of the trainer
Marketing the training function
Ethics and the trainer
A final word
Methods for Obtaining Information about Performance
Problems and Job/Task Content
Structured interview
Observation
Questionnaire
Participation
Self-written job description
Work diary
Film-video-photography
Study of existing personnel records
Technical conference/Group discussion
Sampling
Methods of sampling
Sample size
Example of a Learning Journal
Illustration of a Tutor's Review of a Course
Example of a Checklist to Assess Trainer Perfor