What are 21st-century Literacy Skills?

21st century literacy skills

Literacy skills are the skills that help in creating and gaining new knowledge and abilities through reading, media, and digital resources. These are :

  1. Information Literacy
  2. Media Literacy
  3. Technology Literacy
  4. Finance Literacy

Know more about these skills.

Information Literacy

It is that skill set that encompasses knowledge of one’s information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate, information to address issues or problems at hand, it is a prerequisite for participating effectively in the information society and is part of the basic human right of lifelong learning.

Media Literacy

It is our awareness regarding our mediated environment or consumption of mass communication. It is our ability to responsibly comprehend, access, and use mass communication in our personal and professional lives.

Technology Literacy

It is the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology. 

Finance Literacy

It is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. 

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