The Principles Underpinning Development and Preparation of Resources for Learning and Development

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The principles underpinning development and preparation of resources for learning and development Developing resources to meet learning and development needs

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Explain principles underpinning resource selection for learning and development3

Analyse factors that are important when developing and preparing resources that conform to national legislation and organisational policies4

Evaluate the contribution of technology to the development of learning and development resources5

Evaluate the suitability of a range of resources for learning and development7

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The principles underpinning development and preparation of resources for learning and development Explain principles underpinning resource selection for learning and development Learning principles should be integrated into the design of all training and training materials and resources. The importance of following learning with the opportunity of practice is in the quote:- “At the heart of all experiential learning theory lies the fundamental belief that learning occurs when an individual is actively involved with concrete experience” (Walter and Marks 1981) People learn and develop in different ways and in different directions, if they can be given the chance. One size of training and learning does not fit all. Training must provide for practice of material and knowledge learnt. Time is required to assimilate what has been learned, to accept it, to understand it, and to build confidence in it. This requires practice and repetition of the learning. The practice material/training resource provided must be meaningful. The learning methods should be covered with as much variety to meet the needs of the learner as possible. The resources should be ‘fresh’, slightly challenging and not be overused as the learner may become bored with them. As with all learning or training you need to take into account your individual learners’ needs and how they learn best. By incorporating different delivery methods and then incorporating different resources and materials for practice you can embrace these needs. Also find time to evaluate existing resources and identify new resources taking into account inclusion and cultural diversity. So to conclude on the principles you need to take into account: • consideration of existing resources

• financial constraints and cost of developing new resources • purpose of the resource
• resources need to assist learners in making connections between what they learn and its practical application and promote hands-on activities and an applied approach to learning • needs of the learners in relation to the resource and their learning styles (e.g. level of complexity, use of images) • meet equality, diversity and inclusive learning practices • different formats available (e.g. paper based, IT based within the learning and development environment and online, practical objects) • timescale for development of resources

• copyright issues.
Analyse factors that are important when developing and preparing resources that conform to national legislation and organisational policies

When developing resources, as the trainer/teacher, you must conform to some legislative and organisational requirements such as:

The Safe Learner - When undertaking any practical learning situation the learner identifies health and safety responsibilities, prohibitions and restrictions (this can include safeguarding of the individual).

The Legislative restrictions - Data Protection legislation needs to be considered with all material being designed, this then incorporates Copyright etc. Equality and Diversity and Inclusion –material must not stereotype or discriminate against any learner.

Meeting Individual Learning Needs - by taking into account Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, differentiation and learning...
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