Research article

Cultivating layered literacies: Developing the global child to become tomorrow's global citizen


Abstract

Disappearing cultural, political and physical boundaries push humanity beyond a one-community perspective. Global citizenry requires a set of literacies that affect the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and act conscientiously. This challenges educators to consider reframing instructional practices and curricular content. The authors promote a transliterate approach spanning communication platforms, including layered literacies: critical, civic, collaborative, creative, cultural, digital, environmental, financial, and geographical. Promoting layered literacies provides a landscaped view of reality (featuring a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding that cultivates culturally sensitive communication skills), increases critical thinking and empowers learners as agents of change. The authors advocate for a paradigm from which teachers can construct curriculum, meet the challenges of a global community and cultivate layered literacies.

Keywords: LITERACY, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, GLOBAL EDUCATION, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, TRANSLITERATE

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(2017) “Cultivating layered literacies: Developing the global child to become tomorrow's global citizen”, International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning 9(1), 49–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.18546/IJDEGL.9.1.05

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30 Jun 2017
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