A training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the future world of work : an evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Jean
dc.contributor.author Basson, Johan Schutte
dc.contributor.author Schaap, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-03T06:32:46Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-03T06:32:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12
dc.description.abstract Human resources development needs to take cognizance of the unique challenges that the workplace of the future is posing to individuals, so that young people can be prepared effectively for the workplace. The objective of this study was to evaluate a training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the workplace of the future. A non-equivalent groups design with pre- and post-measurement was used to evaluate the programme. The experimental group consisted of thirty-six individuals and the control group consisted of twenty individuals. The training programme contributed to a significant increase in the creativity, adaptability and self-acceptance of the experimental group (compared to that of the control group). These characteristics will be necessary to succeed in the workplace in future. The training programme thus made a valuable contribution to the development of the experimental group, preparing them for the workplace of the future. en
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dc.identifier.citation Cooper, J, Basson, J & Schaap, P 2006, 'A training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the future world of work: an evaluation', Human Resource Development International, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 467–483. [http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13678868.asp] en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-8374
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/13678860601032593
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/3656
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Human resources development en
dc.subject Social constructivism en
dc.subject Training programme en
dc.subject Workplace of the future en
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational training
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Training of -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Career education
dc.title A training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the future world of work : an evaluation en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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