Technology is not only changing the way education is perceived of today but is redefining the overall education scope. It has created new sciences and reorganized the relationships between long-standing disciplines and fields of inquiry. It has also created new cultural representations and industries. At this historical moment , knowledge itself is in transition as new systems for the generation, systematization, surveillance, and management of knowledge are beign created.
The questions worth posing here are: does literacy have the same meaning it had in the last century? Do we need a new literacy ? what is it to be a 21 st century literate ? is reading text and communicating a good and clear spoken language enough to define literacy ? What are the prerequisites of the 21st century literacy ? Is digital literacy part of it ? are we in front of one literacy or multiple literacies ?
These questions and many others are the centre of hot and rigorous debates inside the educational spheres and policy maker salons. To put you in the picture, I have brought you a great video that will shed more light on the topic of literacy in the 21st century and which will also answer some of the questions posed above .
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