Informed Scotland February 2018 – Creativity & the Year of Young People


February was a quieter month for learning & skills – in case you’re wondering, we haven’t said that since April 2017!

A couple of topics in particular seemed to permeate the landscape.

The Year of Young People

As expected, YOYP2018 is having an impact on activities, and not just at the level of ‘badging’ existing initiatives – for example:

Creativity & Creative Industries

While support for creativity has been hitting the headlines in recent weeks, there’s been plenty of new learning & skills activities focused on promoting creative industries and creativity. There are new Creative Traineeships from Creative Scotland, a new Creative Skillset trainee programme for accounting in film production, support for a Gaelic media training centre, plus a Nesta report demonstrating the importance of creative industries for local economies. Then there’s a new book showcasing creative writing by SQA candidates, a new expressive arts resource for early years from the Care Inspectorate, and makerspaces being created in Stirling Council schools.

As usual there are numerous other interesting reports to highlight. A Kineo review describes current trends in learning & development, a Sutton Trust study examines ‘inequalities in student mobility’, SCDI makes recommendations for education on ‘harness[ing] the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, and a Eurydice review compares teaching careers across Europe.

And that was a quieter month…!

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