Singapore University of Social Sciences

Learning, Training, and Development

Learning, Training, and Development (PSY513)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSY513 Learning, Training, and Development aims to provide an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of designing, implementing, and evaluating effective learning and development programs in various organisational contexts. The course will cover the different types of learning and development interventions and explore the various factors that influence learning and development, including individual differences and organisational culture. By the end of this course, students will be equipped with practical knowledge and skills needed to design and implement effective learning and development programs that meet the needs of individuals and organisations.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Overview of the psychology of learning, training and development
  • Learning as a strategic focus
  • Role of organisation in learning
  • Training needs analysis
  • Theories of learning
  • Transfer of learning
  • Instructional design
  • Curriculum design
  • Traditional learning interventions
  • Technology-based learning interventions
  • Evaluation of learning
  • Contemporary issues and learning in practice

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the various theoretical perspectives underpinning effective training
  • Critically appraise how psychology research on learning, training and development is applied in practice
  • Evaluate how learning and training interventions can be designed based on an understanding of individual differences and organisational needs
  • Examine learning theories, especially in the context of lifelong learning
  • Apply evaluation methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of learning interventions
  • Develop learning interventions that incorporate both learning theories and experiential learning
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