What OTHER literacies do adult learners need?

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Literacies are multiple, extending far beyond the basic “read and write” definition. In this TESOL.org blog post, writer Robert Shepard shares his suggests for eight literacies that teachers of adult-education language learners should consider weaving into their instruction to fulfill their full range of pedagogical responsibilities.

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And if this whets your appetite for more, check out the paper that introduced the term “multiliteracies” to our field’s conversation: the New London Group’s 1996 A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Written two years after the launch of the Internet, it presages many changes our “information superhighway” has brought about, and is perhaps the most-cited authority on the concept of re-conceptualizing literacy from its original monolithic definition to the multiple one we embrace today.