Brief classroom training sessions for workplace readiness: are they effective?


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Author: Palesy, Debra


Classroom training sessions for new home care workers (HCWs) are often brief and ad hoc, varying in format and content. Yet the application of this training may be central to worker and client safety. A qualitative approach was adopted for this inquiry, comprising two separate but related practical studies. In the first, exploratory study, classroom training was observed, and HCWs were interviewed following their classroom training. Based on these findings, a set of interventions was implemented and evaluated in the second study. Findings from the overall inquiry suggest that brief...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Industry; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Delivery system; Learning method; Workplace education and training; Transfer of training; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 15

Journal number: 2

Journal date: August 2017

Pages: pp. 119-135

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 130.402

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