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ERIC Number: EJ877432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Our Creative Futures
Norton, Suzie
Adults Learning, v20 n4 p24-25 Dec 2008
As the complexion of the workforce changes, with an increasingly competitive jobs market demanding high-level IT skills as well as "softer" skills such as adaptability, creativity, imagination and communication, the need for media literacy training is becoming more acute. Technology is driving change at such a pace that professionals struggle to keep up with the latest ways of accessing information. Unsurprisingly, Screen WM, the screen agency for film, television and digital media in the West Midlands, has had to evolve rapidly, broadening its remit from one solely to do with film to recognise that the film, television and digital sectors are converging fast. The pace of change has meant that the agency has had to perform an awkward "balancing act" between being innovative and ensuring access across the whole community. While the author recognises the wide benefits that engagement with culture and creativity can have--promoting confidence, communication, independence of thought and civic participation, among other skills and attributes--she also realises that there is much work to be done to ensure that the groups currently most disadvantaged by lack of access have a fair share of the benefits. The investment Screen WM has made over the past eight years in local screen media talent has already begun to yield promising results.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail: enquiries@niace.org.uk; Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk/publications/adults-learning
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom