Reviewing the Scope of Literacy. A Case of Scholarly Identities

Lora Tamošiūnienė


Literacy as a term has been approached and measured by many disciplines. Literacy has undergone many recent transformations with the emergence of the new technologies which facilitate access to literacy by many cultures previously dissociated from traditional reading and writing activities. The article gives overview of the most recent research in this area, also looks at the re-invention of the university literacy concept which is tightly associated with the English language literacy. A case study of applicants' essays for doctoral study programme at Mykolas Romeris University is presented as a sample of literacy issues in the learning environment.


literacy; new media literacy; essay; argument; affiliation

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