Abby De Groot

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Master of Education (MEd)




Despite enormous gains in educational technology and access to information, today’s students still struggle with digital literacy. In fact, some argue that today’s students are so distracted by digital media that their literacy skills are falling behind previous generations. In order to combat this phenomenon, researchers have singled out certain critical literacy skills for today’s students that, when taught effectively, will help those students develop into competent and productive adults: collaboration, composition, attention, evaluation, and responsibility. This study highlights and analyzes this important literacy research in order to help teachers better equip their twenty-first century students. Christian teachers especially should be willing to investigate the critical skills identified, decide on a unified approach to integrate them into their curriculum, and highlight them with students so that graduates of Christian education are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to use digital media to advance God’s Kingdom.


Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education

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