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O'Toole, Sean; Essex, Belinda – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
When we separate the process of learning that is experienced by adults and children from the methods, systems and settings that are used, a clear case can be made for a very distinct, andragogical model. This concept exists separately from the notion that there is undoubtedly a common pedagogy or "art of teaching" that is shared by the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Processes, Learning Experience
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O'Toole, Sean – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This article describes the various aspects of human resources development and highlights the intersections and the differences between what are often mistakenly viewed as interchangeable concepts. It argues that, while it is generally accepted that developing staff is fundamental to good organisational health and business outcomes, a clear…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Adult Education, Job Training, Organizational Development
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O'Toole, Sean; Ferres, Natalie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
This paper examines the use of development centre methodology to measure the gap in performance for fieldwork staff in a social welfare organisation. The process follows the construction of a capability framework, a set of work-based simulations for participants and the use of a 360-degree instrument. These processes are combined to measure and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Welfare Services, Caseworkers, Organizational Development
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O'Toole, Sean – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
The role of Australian corrections officers has changed considerably, with a move toward professionalization and higher education requirements. Management training and career development programs are part of the multidimensional learning opportunities now being offered to corrections officers. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Job Training