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Understanding what strategy is

ByC O - AUTHORED B Y ALI BAKIR AND MILAN TODOROVIC

Empowerment through knowledge, structure and understanding is presented in contexts that go beyond the Foucauldian knowledge-power equivalence, and include components of cognition, thematic structures, economic relations and data. Education is undergoing transformation and creative industry education is significantly affected by the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)-driven paradigm change. The social isolation of learners from each other and the trainer, accompanied by added emphasis on self-motivation are the inherent limitations of distance-learning methods including digital media-aided ones. At present, there coexist a number of hybrids, pragmatic and empirical models of education in creative industries. Contemporary creative industry education is therefore highly context-driven and dependent on research in its pragmatic application. The reform of funding for higher education research, the dominant notion of impact, and the emphasis on skills and knowledge alliances with stakeholders, have resulted in an emphasis on market-driven approaches to education with an increasingly vocational approach directed towards such modification across a number of curricular structures.