Related Literacies and Other Literacies
Related Literacies in a Similar Pattern and in Related Subjects
Compiled in May 2015 as a precursor to a ten year review of ocean literacy action.
Creating documents to specify “ocean literacy” as a topic began, as far as we can tell, with the first conference on ocean literacy in 2002 that was organized by the College of Exploration in support of the National Geographic project to use the ocean to advance learning about Geography. The result was a guide called Oceans for Life http://www.coexploration.org/oceanliteracy/oceans_for_life/oceansforlifeguide2003.pdf and a website at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/seas that no longer exists with the original content for that project.
The next effort was the ocean literacy process described in this website, oceanliteracy.net which began in 2004. It is grounded in ocean science and perhaps might more accurately be referred to as ocean science literacy.
Then followed a number of “literacy” efforts with different sponsors, with different processes, with different goals. Each one has to be taken seperately and used and judged on its merits. There is not any central controlling entity or presribed process or form.
Geosciences Literacy TCOE Presentation at AGU
Global Ocean Literacy GOL Workshop 2014
Ocean Literacy Around the World
Other Literacy Initiatives that do not seem to follow the pattern described above:
Environmental Literacy North American Association for Environmental Education : Environmental Literacy Campaign Website
Network Literacy Howard Rheingold
Systems Literacy PBS Website
Financial Literacy Wikipedia Financial Literacy
Corrections, additions or comments please contact peter at coexploration dot net.