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ERIC Number: EJ1105436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Teaching and Learning in the Global Village: Connect, Create, Collaborate, and Communicate
Dwyer, Bernadette
Reading Teacher, v70 n1 p131-136 Jul-Aug 2016
The world is increasingly interconnected through technology. In order to live and work in a global village our students need to develop global literacy. Global literacy incorporates a range of overlapping concepts including an advocacy dimension, global citizenship responsibility, and cultural and linguistic awareness. Further, global literacy encompasses a multiplicity of literacies and is grounded in social, cultural, political, and historical practices and events. The article discusses how educators can harness the power of technology to engage their students in authentic literacy events and practices designed to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students require to develop global literacy in the 21st century. Initiatives and projects designed to create global literacy are described in areas such as connecting communities of readers and writers; creating cultural understanding through literature and folklore; communicating across time and space; and collaborating with learning partners across the globe.
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Language: English
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