Teaching and the Training Model: A Case Study
The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review
I was on a recent such occasion for me that I noticed an interesting paradox: we teach a particular approach to training, but do not allow its prescriptions in our own teaching. Specifically, most discussions of training describe a model consisting of four steps: needs assessment, statement of learning objectives, training design/ implementation, and evaluation. While the last three steps in this model are at least partially apparent in most pedagogical approaches to OB or P/HRM, the first step-needs assessment-is not. Implicit in this "oversight" is that the instructor knows what students need to learn and can proceed from this knowledge to design appropriate learning objectives, classroom methodologies, and evaluation approaches.
McEvoy, G. M. "Teaching and the Training Model: A Case Study." The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 1986-87, 11, 1, 89-91.