Text: The Metaliterate Learner Figure

Metaliteracy places an emphasis on the whole person, how we learn, what we understand, how we are constantly changing through learning activities, how we translate our learning into action, and how we reflect on our own learning as a continuous process.  The metaliterate learner figure shows the learner at the center of four interrelated domains of learning (metacognitive, cognitive, affective and behavioral), and expands out to include a variety of active roles (participant, communicator, translator, author, teacher, etc.).  As metaliterate learners we take on these roles as we discover, consume, evaluate, produce, and share information using a range of changing technologies.

Next we will delve into the middle and outer rings of this figure to illustrate what it means to be a metaliterate learner.