Literacy and Numeracy Strategy

 

Traditionally we have thought about literacy as the skills of reading and writing; but today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more than that. Literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media. 

 
A definition of Literacy can be found on page 8 of the Strategy.  The video clip below, may help facilitate discussion on what it means to be literate and what the implications of this are, for teaching and learning in our schools.
 
Literacy for the 21st Century