ERIC Number: ED423441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Pandora's Box? Companion Papers on Motivation, Access and the Media.
Sargant, Naomi; Tuckett, Alan
These two papers address the challenge of harnessing the most appropriate media technology to help learning and teaching into the next century. "Motivation, Access, and the Media," presents the case for greater access for learners to the various technologies. The paper makes the case for access to be free at the point of use and argues that the education poor must not also become information poor. It gives an overview of the history of the contribution of the broadcast media to adult learning. "Motivation Is Curriculum," argues that a responsive further education system takes motivation as curriculum. The second paper suggests that there is a set of educational skills in negotiating appropriate programs of learning for young people and adults returning to education so that it is a new and exciting experience rather than a return to the scene of disappointment and failure. It contends that there are important alliances to be fostered with local, regional, and national media that are the natural channels of communication for some of the groups currently underrepresented in further education. Examples are given of successful collaboration with the media to widen participation and increase the profile of adult learning. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Broadcast Industry, Communications, Educational Media, Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Mass Media, Mass Media Role, Nontraditional Students, Out of School Youth, Postsecondary Education, Technological Advancement, Television
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom (10.95 pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Further Education Funding Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)