Metaliteracy is based upon a core set of goals and objectives that encompasses the metaliteracy learning domains (affective, behavioral, cognitive, and metacognitive). Each of the four broad goals encompasses a number of learning objectives that elucidate the knowledge, actions, acknowledgement of emotions, and reflective practices critical to metaliterate individuals. The original metaliteracy goals and learning objectives were developed in 2014. They were revised in 2018 to address a radically increased prevalence of disturbing behaviors and norms connected to the information environment. For example, both the first and second objectives under Goal 1 were added because of these concerns: “Verify expertise but acknowledge that experts do exist” and “Acknowledge that content is not always produced for legitimate reasons, and that biases exist, both subtle and overt.” In addition, there was some change in the placement. The objective that learners are also teachers, for example, moved from Goal 4, which is connected to lifelong learning, to Goal 3, on the production and sharing of information.
Both the new and older versions are linked below, as is the page that links to translations of the goals and learning objectives.