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This study aims to illustrate and describe new literacy and critical thinking to support students' vocational development. This is a quantitative descriptive study using a survey approach. The number of respondents was 122 people. The questionnaire was developed to measure student’s new literacy and critical thinking. The data analysis technique used was a statistic descriptive method. The results showed: (1) the circulation of information in social media among students is very intensive, (2) the intensification of information on social media encourages students to improve the literacy model in the form of new literacy movements, (3) new literacy encourages the improvement of students’ critical thinking, (4) new literacy and critical thinking interact with each other to foster students' vocational development, especially in the formation of soft skills and (5) soft skills related to new literacy and critical thinking, namely, how to obtain, use and disseminate information. Future research requires equity related to the circulation model that can help students predict future needs.
Keywords: New literacy, critical thinking, development, vocational.
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