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BUILDING AND ENHANCING NEW LITERACIES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Course Description: The course introduces the concepts of new literacies in the 21st century
as an evolving social phenomena and shared cultural practices across
learning areas. The 21st century literacies shall include (a) globalization
and multi-cultural literacy, (b) social literacy, (c) media literacy, (d)
financial literacy, (e) cyberliteracy/digital literacy, (f) eco-literacy, and (g)
arts and creativity literacy. Field based- interdisciplinary explorations and
other teaching strategies shall be used in this course.

THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY ECOLITERACY


 This literacy can be manifested in creative  This entails acquiring knowledge about
ways of problem-solving and expressed climate change, pollution, loss of natural
through the production of various art works. habitats and biodiversity as well as the
 Teachers and students need to be more impacts of environmental problems on
adept in the arts and manifest creativity in human lives.
various activities.  Moreover, solutions on how these
environmental problems could be addressed
must also be practiced.
 Teachers and students need to develop
awareness of the environment.
CYBERLITERACY FINANCIAL LITERACY
 This competency is based on the reality that  Teachers and students are expected to be
societies and workplaces have now become knowledgeable about the basics of
more information-driven. economics and financial management.
 Workplaces of the 21st century rely heavily  This way, you as a teacher, can extend the
on electronic (digital) forms of data storage skill into livelihood activities,
and management as well as in the area of entrepreneurship, and wise handling of
communications. personal finances.
 Teachers and students need to develop
familiarity and skills in the use of computers,
the internet and other information
technologies.
MEDIA LITERACY SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LITERACY
 Teachers and students are expected to be  You and your students need to acquire social
knowledgeable and skilled in the area of skills that are attuned to the norms of your
communications particularly the media. current society.
 Teachers and students must learn how to  Emotional intelligence must also be
discern news and information based on the developed to be able to effectively manage
form and content as to how these information the stresses of a fast-paced 21st century
are transmitted via various forms of media. society.
GLOBALIZATION AND MULTICULTURAL LITERACY
 You and your students need to develop a culture of respect for cultural diversity.
 There is value in having a perspective as a global citizen whose local actions can have an
impact on the wider global arena.
 You also have to understand how world events may also affect you and your community at the
local level.

Prepared by:
Paul Ray Mark N. Salsag (March, 2019)