Historical Antecedents Shaping The Terms Of Performance And Learning And Their Relationship In Human Resource Development: An Exploratory Study

John Henschke, Lindenwood University


This study explores the gap that exists in the Human Resources Development (HRD) Field regarding whether its key ingredient is either "performance" or "learning." It investigates through ancient and modern lexical, dictionary and common use sources how the meanings of these two and other related terms evolved historically and how relationship within the HRD context are key to HRD.