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ERIC Number: EJ997876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
Influencing Variables and Moderators of Transfer of Learning to the Workplace within the Area of Staff Development in Higher Education: Research Review
De Rijdt, Catherine; Stes, Ann; van der Vleuten, Cees; Dochy, Filip
Educational Research Review, v8 p48-74 Jan 2013
The goal of staff development in higher education is a change in teacher practices to positively influence student learning. In other words, the goal of staff development is the transfer of learning to the workplace. Research illuminates that this transfer of learning to the workplace is a complex issue. To make an accurate assessment of staff development initiatives one must consider what works for whom and under what conditions. We need to understand which influencing variables actually lead to which effects. Furthermore, we have to gain insight into moderators in the relationship between influencing variables and transfer of learning. With this interdisciplinary review we combine the findings of management, Human Resource Development (HRD), and organisational psychological research with educational research. We attempt to generate guidelines for further research to improve staff development by revealing gaps in earlier research on impact of staff development. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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