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ECV705 - Learning and Development in Organisations

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Final offer: Trimester 1 2016

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course E792 or E592.

Unit chair:

Cheryl Ryan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit is developed around the following set of themes:

  • Aspects of knowledge work in the context of organisational practices which optimise learning and knowledge development;
  • Current L&D issues within organizations and their applications to different forms of organisation;
  • Diversity in L&D development and response
  • Learning and development as a function of organisational characteristics
  • Supportive organizational and learning cultures
  • The role of learning and development in performance enhancement, and its contribution to change management.


Essay 50%, 3000 words. An essay reviewing literature and practice establishing contemporary directions in Learning and Development within organisations

Project 50%,3000 words. A Change Management Plan based on new knowledge, acquired in this unit, and centred within the student’s own workplace. The Change Management Plan will be centred around Learning and Development.

Recommended texts

Sadler-Smith, E 2006, Learning and Development for Managers: Perspectives from Research and Practice, Blackwell, Oxford.

Smith, PJ. & Sadler-Smith, E 2006, Learning in Organisations: Complexities and Diversities, Routledge, London; New York

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