Assessment Centers: A Blended Adult Development Strategy

Lynn Gracin Collins and Sandra B. Hartog

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Assessment Centers: A Blended Adult Development Strategy

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This chapter addresses and defends a growing trend in the application of Assessment Centers as a management development strategy for adult learning and describes how innovations in technology can elevate a traditional assessment center design to allow for a comprehensive blended learning approach that supports multiple styles of learning and learners. Drawing on best practices, the chapter offers a guideline for designing and implementing an assessment center. The chapter also examines innovations in technology-enhanced assessment centers (TEACs) as a way to add to the fidelity and impact of an assessment center experience. The chapter includes client case studies and directions for practice and research.

Keywords: assessment center; technology-enhanced assessment center; TEAC; adult learning; innovation; technology; assessment center fidelity; blended learning; future of assessment centers; design of assessment centers; management development

Article.  13306 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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