Critical thinking

Media Literacy

Launch of new MOOC on MIL and disinformation

Monday, November 15th, 2021 will see the launch of a new, free MOOC – Disinformation Step by Step – that focuses on the topics of Media & Information Literacy and disinformation. Produced by the YouVerify project and funded by European Union, the MOOC is a four-week online course that is divided into six modules: critical …

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Government response to ILG statement on role of librarians in online teaching

In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been …

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Information literacy and political censorship in the school curriculum

A statement in response to the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school curriculum. As individuals with a strong interest in the promotion and advancement of information literacy (IL), we wish to express our disquiet at elements of the Department for Education’s recently-published guidance on planning the relationship, sex and health school …

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Case Study: Online Learning and Critical Reading – Eleanor Barker & Veronica Phillips

Eleanor Barker and Veronica Phillips work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. In this case study they share their experience of translating their face-to-face critical appraisal teaching to an online learning environment.     Where are you both based and what are your roles? We both work for the Medical Library at …

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Empowered for Life: Critical thinking for young people

Our latest guest post has kindly been provided by Alex Clegg, Communities Coordinator at Sense About Science, an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. A teacher at a conference I recently spoke at described how her pupils on their route from history …

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Fifty shades of bias

Danielle DeRise is a Lecturer in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this guest post, she considers how perceptions of bias can influence our engagement with information. For many semesters now, I’ve been engaging my university writing students in conversations about our increasingly digitalized lives. …

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How digitally savvy are our new university students?

Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response …

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