learning, training and development

While there may be many differences between learning, training and development, for the emerging HRD practitioner, the differences are insignificant. The differences between learning, training, and development are subtle; learning can take place at any time, any where, but training is performed at a certain time and related to job skills, while development suggests stages that an individual reaches, so it’s important for HRD practitioners to find the similarities and focus on advising and designing programs with their similarities in mind.  While all three deal with cognitive functions, 

There are a few theorists I rely on: Vygotsky, Dewey, Bruner, Freiere, Lave, and Wenger when I consider organization.


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