Redefining literacy skills and methods of teaching literacy

All teaching and learning happens within an evolving context. As teachers we must adapt to changes within the social context in order to ensure that the teaching and learning that occurs within our classrooms is relevant. Literacy needs and skills are ever changing and I found it interesting that in the youtube clip one of the practitioners mentioned outdoor literacy and that there were multiple literacies. It is clear that we have moved beyond the reading and writing skills of literacy and well into the critical and creative thinking, and problem solving. I think that it was interesting that the comment was also made about the way in which media now invades our private lives. We have to also be aware of the need to encourage students to be discerning in their use of their own literacy.


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