Multiliteracies in Malaysia
- Fariza Puteh-Behak, Fariza Puteh-BehakUniversiti Sains Islam Malaysia
- Noor Saazai Mat SaadNoor Saazai Mat SaadUniversiti Sains Islam Malaysia
- and Mohd Muzhafar IdrusMohd Muzhafar IdrusUniversiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Globalization and the advent of technology have caused a major shift in work culture and personal lives in the 21st century, and consequently has shifted the emphasis and direction of the teaching and learning domain. Researchers and educators in The New London Group introduced the concept of multiliteracies in 1994. This approach takes into account the diversity of linguistic, communicative, and technological dimensions into classroom practice. In Malaysia, the integration of this approach resulted in educational reform and the introduction of the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013–2025 for Preschool and Post-Secondary Education, Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015–2025 for Higher Education, and a National e-Learning Policy. These policies focus on the enhancement of information and communication technology in Malaysia in terms of facilities, management, and ways of learning. Multiliteracies pedagogy is thriving in the Malaysian academic landscape.