ORBH 570

Learning and Development

This course provides an exploration of the learning and development paradigm underlying the human potential development approach to human resource development. The origins of this approach in the naturalist epistemologies–John Dewey’s pragmatism, Kurt Lewin’s gestalt psychology, the work of James, Follett, Emerson, Piaget, Maslow, Rogers and others–and current research in adult development, in biology and brain/mind research, artificial intelligence, epistemology, moral philosophy and adult learning will be considered. The course will focus on applications of these ideas to current issues in human resource development such as adult learning in higher education, advanced professional development, and large system learning and development.