In this topic, you will look at specific models for evaluation, building on the principles you examined in the previous topic.
One of the most enduring models for the evaluation of training and development comes from the work of Kirkpatrick, originally developed in the 1950s. As you will see, Kirkpatrick’s work is still evident in models developed much more recently, including work in the education sector in the 21st century.
Kirkpatrick's model considers the effectiveness of training on four levels.
An explanation of the model is provided below. Consider the reflection points at each level of the pyramid.