Literacy is a set of skills – particularly the cognitive skills of reading and writing, or “reading the world” as Paulo Freire put it. We are all on a continuum of learning for different types of literacy. Numeracy is the ability to engage with mathematical information such as numbers, dimensions, diagrams and graphs. Other types of literacy include financial literacy, economic, health, justice, civic, family, digital, relational and workplace literacies.
Learn more: Newcomer Literacy; Issue 39