Announcement


BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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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. We’ve discussed an excerpt from […]



CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker reports on her talk with Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’. On 28th October, Stéphane Goldstein and I were invited to speak at an RSA regional event in Durham, […]

Event


CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker and Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein will be the guest speakers at RSA Durham’s free event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’, which will take place at Ushaw College, Durham, on Monday, October 28th, 2019. Stéphane and Jane, who are both Fellows of the RSA (Royal Society for […]

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In his latest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein of InformAll provides an insight into the opportunities and challenges of his role as Advocacy & Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and gives an update on his recent activities in support of our work to promote information literacy. One of the key functions of CILIP’s Information Literacy Group (ILG) is […]

Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about a new government initiative to teach school children about fake news and confirmation bias, and questions whether this is the right approach, where it fits in the curriculum, and who should teach it. Education Secretary Damien Hinds last week announced that “Teachers will […]



Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an excellent report on a recent Bournemouth University workshop in relation to fake news and critical thinking. On Saturday 16th March several members of the Information Literacy Group committee attended a workshop at the Olympic Park in London organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Media Partnership (CEMP). The reason […]

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In this guest blog post, Philip Russell, Convenor of the Library Association of Ireland Literacies Committee and member of Media Literacy Ireland, provides an overview of the Be Media Smart Campaign (18th March – 7th April 2019). The Library Association of Ireland was approached in December 2018 by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), with a view to how the Association could partner […]