The New Zealand Curriculum states:
"By understanding how language works, students are equipped to make appropriate language choices and apply them in a range of contexts. Students learn to deconstruct and critically interrogate texts in order to understand the power of language to enrich and shape their own and others’ lives" (p. 18).
Luke and Freebody's Four Literacies Model (1990) outlines four different components of literacy of which Critical Literacy is an important part.
Key understandings around Critical Literacy include:
Critical Digital Literacy is a component of Critical Literacy. There are 5 parts to this model:
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