Title: Learner-centred training design: a definitional review

Authors: Shweta Gupta

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Indore, 116/1-A, Chander Nagar, Dehradun 248001, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract: In recent times, training design has been experiencing a shift in its focus by keeping the learner at the centre of the training design process. However, the theoretical conceptualisation of this shift is not well defined. Though the concept of learner-centredness is discussed in the extant literature, yet appropriate definition is missing. This review aims to explore the origin of the concept of learner-centredness, emphasising initial learning theories, the need of learner-centred approach and the APA learner-centred principles, and thereby presents a possible definition of learner-centred training design. It also includes characteristics of the learner-centred approach and possible future research directions.

Keywords: learner-centred; participation; experience; active; self-regulation; training; learning; facilitation; social-construction; knowledge; learner.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2022.124872

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2022 Vol.22 No.3/4, pp.167 - 179

Accepted: 16 Nov 2021
Published online: 13 Aug 2022 *

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