quarta-feira, dezembro 01, 2010

Literacias do século XXI

O National Council of Teachers of English (NTCE), dos Estados Unidos da América faz uma aposta clara nas novas literacias que podem, naturalmente favorecer o desenvolvimento das competências linguísticas e tem mesmo uma "declaração" sobre o assunto. Foi aprovada em 2008 pelo seu Comité Executivo e tem por título "The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies". Ei-la:
Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—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. Twenty-first century readers and writers need to:
  • Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
Mais recursos sobre o assunto no site do NTCE: AQUI.

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