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Multiple literacies

A concept calling for a broader view of literacy, also referred to as ‘new literacies’ or ‘multiliteracies’. The concept is based on the assumption that individuals ‘read’ the world and make sense of information by means other than traditional reading and writing. These multiliteracies include linguistic, visual, audio, spatial, and gestural ways of meaning-making. Central to the concept of multiple literacies is the belief that individuals in a modern society need to learn how to construct knowledge from multiple sources and modes of representation. (Source: Seel 2012).

See also ‘Literacy’.

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