Experimenting to locate literacy

13 Apr

Eight years ago, while completing my DipEd, another student and I negotiated an alternative task for assessment for one of our English Method tasks. We were looking at literacy and the changing nature of this as a concept. We chose an experimental video as our task as we wanted to experiment with what enables meaning and what disables or jars meaning in our presentation. I’m the one behind the camera! This video was part of the IFTE conference that took place in Melbourne 2003.

It doesn’t surprise me, so many years later, concepts of literacy are still being debated. this is the current focus in my librarianship course.  More specifically our focus is information literacy.

Concepts pertaining to literacy include, information literacy, digital literacy, multiliteracy, transliteracy, critical literacy, media literacy and so forth.

I am going to end this post with a few quotes I have found that relate to literacy in education.

Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
~ Kofi Annan

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
— Alec Bourne

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn
Peter F. Drucker

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
~ Kofi Annan

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death
Albert Einstein

Only the educated are free.
— Epictetus

Just food for thought before I embark on the exploration of Information Literacy in my next post.


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One response to “Experimenting to locate literacy

  1. jlawrenc

    April 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I love keeping up to date with your blog!


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