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Learning and Development as a tool for building Employee Engagement: a study about the English language sector in Ireland

Sardinha Ribeiro, Cleber (2021) Learning and Development as a tool for building Employee Engagement: a study about the English language sector in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research seeks to investigate whether learning and development can be a tool for building employee engagement. To do so, the study will focus on the English language sector in Ireland, especially on the views of English as a second language teachers in the emerald island. The dissertation is organised into these three topics: learning and development, employee engagement, and ESL teachers. In the literature chapter, an overview of the theories about these three topics is contrasted to the Irish reality, as it is the scope of this work. Based on the Saunder’s et al (2019) ‘Research Onion’, the methodology of this investigation utilises a multi-method to collect and analyse the data. A questionnaire was sent to ESL teachers in Ireland, and based on their answers, the qualitative analysis helped reaching some of the findings and conclusions. Another conclusion found in this research is that ESL teachers in Ireland claim to be engaged, although some aspects would not necessarily lead them to it. This research aims to contribute to debate of the ESL teacher formation in Ireland, as well as how teacher engagement can be achieved through learning practices in this sector. This study reached to some conclusions, such as that learning and development are not the only way of engaging employee, but they can surely contribute to engage and motivate the professionals of the language education sector in Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 12:59
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 12:59
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5350

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