Twenty-first century learners face a multi-literacy landscape as they strive to acquire the cognitive skills needed for independent learning, apply linguistic skills to other knowledge base, and become computer literate. This article envisions a combination of skill sets and knowledge bases as the foundation of a literary competence-based curriculum. Such a curriculum would have the goal of enhancing young learners' critical thinking abilities; this would also help them take charge of the cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural dimensions of written and spoken language in order to make learning transferable and applicable to the real world.
Reyes-Torres, A., & Bird, A. R. (2015). Reshaping Curriculum to Enhance the Relevance of Literary Competence in Children’s Education. Childhood Education, 91(1), 9–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/00094056.2015.1001657