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21st Century Literacy

Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.
These literacies are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities, and social trajectories of individuals and groups. Active, successful participants in this 21st century global society must be able to obtain new forms of literacy, which is facing educators and facilitators with new challenges to teach new, ICT based,
innovative curricula with new innovative tools. The 21st century literacy contains:

Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever-expanding community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help;
Global Literacy – the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective;
Visual Literacy – the ability to understand, produce, and communicate through visual images;
Technology Literacy – the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance;
Information or Media Literacy – the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information.

The integration of those skills is innovative and needed. The European Commission stated in the Digital Framework for European Citizens 2016 that those Competences are needed for all citizen.

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