Multiple Literacies for the 21st Century


In the past literacy has been regarded primarily as the 3 R's - "reading", "'riting", and "rithmetic".

Life in the 21st century century, marked by globalization and rapidly developing technologies, requires a set of new literacies. The technological revolution marking the passage into the 21st century will have a more dramatic impact on society than the transition from an oral to a print culture, according to Dr. Douglas Kellner at UCLA.

We will be focusing on the following literacies in our curriculum. All of these can be easily incorporated into any classroom project, or you can select one or two as the focal point of your classroom project. Links to information and resources for each literacy coming soon!

  • Aural Literacy
  • Visual Literacy
  • Ecoliteracy
  • Emotional Literacy/Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy
  • Multicultural Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Cyber Literacy
  • Physical Fitness/Health/Nutrition Literacy
  • Media Literacy