From this understanding, I recognize that the actual ‘understanding’ of a text requires more than simply being about to grasp the meaning of the sentences, but oftentimes requires individuals to grasp the deeper philosophical and cultural implications of the text. In these regards, literacy extends beyond simply reading ability, and also incorporates a complex level of understandings. Furthermore, I recognize that while text represents one form of literacy, literacy may also represent visual elements; in these regards, being literate in terms of the media or film is also possible.
How has literacy changed since I was at school?
With the advent of the internet and the recent explosion of social networking platforms, it’s clear that literacy represents far more than mere literature or textual storytelling. Today it’s necessary for students to grasp literacy in terms of the complex array of contemporary modes of expression. ...Show more