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The Theory and Practice of Training

The Theory and Practice of Training

Roger Buckley, Jim Caple

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The Theory and Practice of Training is a practical guide providing a comprehensive outline of the major instructional and training concepts, and their relationship to training in practice.

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About the book

Firmly established as a comprehensive introduction on the topic, this 6th 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, and strategies, as well as new material on cognitive task analysis (CTA) and a new chapter on individual training and development.

Written with the newcomer to the training function in mind, it provides numerous real-life case studies to illustrate the theory. This engaging and practical 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.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Training and the Organizational Environment;
    • Chapter - 02: A Systematic Approach to Training;
    • Chapter - 03: The Reactive Route into Training;
    • Chapter - 04: The Proactive Route into Training;
    • Chapter - 05: Analyses for Training;
    • Chapter - 06: Training Objectives;
    • Chapter - 07: Learning Principles and Conditions;
    • Chapter - 08: The Training Course: Selection, Design and Delivery;
    • Chapter - 09: Individual Training and Development;
    • Chapter - 10: Assessing the Effectiveness of Training;
    • Chapter - 11: Auditing Training;
    • Chapter - 12: The Role of the Trainer


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749454197
  • Edition: 6
  • Published: 3rd September 2009
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 368 pages

About the Author

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 both the private and public sectors.

Jim Caple is a Chartered Psychologist and independent personnel consultant, specializing in training and development.


Roger Buckley


Jim Caple