A literature review of emotional intelligence training as a learning and development practice.

Conduct a literature review about emotional intelligence training by analysing different literature and theories

The main points to cover in the literature review are:

  1. Definitions of emotional intelligence (EQ ) and emotional intelligence training
  2. What are the aims of emotional intelligence training
  3. What is being done in terms of emotional intelligence training? (What organizations are doing?)
  4. How does emotional intelligence training help human resource management?
  5. How can learning and development theories help in improving emotional intelligence training.

The main theories that should be used:

  1. Emotional intelligence theories:
  • Daniel Goleman Model (1998)
  • Mayer and Salovey’s (1997) Model of Emotional Intelligence
  • Bar -On’s (2006) Model of Emotional Social Intelligence (ESI)
  1. Learning and development theories
  • Constructionist theory (e.g. Schein, 1969; 1988)
  • Social learning theory (e.g. Bandura, 1977, 1986)
  • Experiential learning theory (e.g. Kolb, 1984)
  • The writer can use additional theories if required

Notes :

  • The writer should discuss and analyze what the litterateur and theories say about these points.
  • The work should be written in a critical analysis way in which the writer should analyse the literature and make criticism . The writer should avoid writing in a descriptive style.
  • Make sure to use relevant and strong resources.


Marking criteria:

Presentation:  10%

The structure of your essay, with a clear introduction to the topic. References are cited correctly, in Harvard style. Writing includes clear English grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling and paragraphs. Well edited, with spacing, formatting and style.

Literature Review: 40%

Comprehensive literature review Topical and relevant journal articles on chosen topic Reference to contemporary research and texts Clear indication of chosen topic in relation to L&D Reference to HRM function within Lit review.

Discussion and Analysis: 40%

Synthesis of literature  Demonstrates understanding of how it relates to L&D  Examples of chosen topic and reference to theories and research from Lit Review Critical evaluation of current theories with examples Links literature Review to L&D within function of HR  Demonstrates extensive research into key learning and development issues.

Conclusion: 10%

Demonstrates a synthesis of the essay and how it relates to HR Summaries the literature review essay succinctly Refers to the key links made with the literature review and analysis Draws to a close without bringing in new material.

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