September 8th marks International Literacy Day– a day to applaud the progress we have made, and renew our focus on the work that still needs to be done. This year's theme; ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ reflects the increasing importance of literacy across languages.
Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. However, these skills are necessary, but not sufficient to contribute to the progress of society as a whole, we must move towards the development of critical thinking skills.
Knowledge is power? Not anymore. Skills, not knowledge, stand at the forefront of learning in our quickly evolving world. Having skills in literacy, and being able to generalize those skills, is no longer an ideal – it is a necessity.
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