Metaliteracy

Metaliterate Learner Characteristics figure with the words: Collaborative, Participatory, Reflective, Civic Minded, Adaptable, Open, Productive, and Informed

Metaliterate Learner Characteristics (Figure by Mackey & Jacobson, 2018)

Metaliteracy is an empowering pedagogical model for literacy and learning that promotes metacognitive thinking, and the active production of original and repurposed information in particiaptory social environments.

We introduced the metaliteracy model in the peer-reviewed article entitled Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy (Mackey & Jacobson, 2011). Since that first paper, we have continued to publish books and articles on metaliteracy, including the co-authored book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (2014) and the co-edited volume Metaliteracy in Practice (2016).

In 2019, I collaborated with Trudi and a team of exceptional authors on a book for ALA/Neal-Schuman Publishing entitled Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World. I contributed the framing chapter entitled "Empowering the Metaliterate Learner for the Post-Truth World."

Our next co-authored book entitled Metaliteracy in a Connected World: Developing Learners as Producers will be published by ALA Neal-Schuman in fall 2021.