The meaning of the term ‘literacy’ continues to be something of an enigma. It’s important to have an understanding of what constitutes literacy, and why we are so focused on it in our schools and the wider society.
It’s History Week in NSW: 1-9 September 2018. Formal activities include: NSW Premier’s History Awards, which start a little earlier on 31 August, and the Annual History Lecture and Awards on 4 September.
Becoming literate is not simply about knowledge and skills. Certain behaviours and dispositions assist students to become effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their literacy skills broadly.