Schools

Is this a genuine article…….and how would we know?

In our latest blog post, Sarah Pavey, the School Libraries representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about current ways that are normally used to teach fake news and instead suggests that a flipped approach is best. We may settle down and watch the latest episode on television of members of the public delving …

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Schools

New impartiality guidance for schools: a need for media and information literacy?

This post is from Sarah Pavey, one of the Information Literacy Group’s School representatives. On 17th February 2022, the UK Government issued new guidance to state sector schools and academies for the teaching of sensitive and controversial topics in the classroom and in extra-curricular events (DfE, 2022). The guidance contains no further legal obligations than …

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Event report: UNESCO Launch of the Global Standards on Media and Information Literacy Curricula Development Guidelines

Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, reports on a recent UNESCO webinar to launch the Global Standards on Media and Information Literacy Curricula Development Guidelines. On 11th November 2021 I attended a webinar offered by UNESCO as part of their Media & Information Literacy Week. This was to celebrate the publication …

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Curriculum for change in education: lessons for librarians from devolved governments

Sarah Pavey, Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, considers recent curriculum reforms in Scotland and Wales and their implications for information literacy and for school librarians. The current COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps spurred some education bodies to reflect on the efficiency of their curricula and the intended learning outcomes. The necessary replacement of formal …

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TeenTech Awards 2021: Information Literacy Group Engagement is much needed

Thank you to Sarah Pavey for this blog post about the recent TeenTech Awards Ceremony 2021. TeenTech is an award-winning charity, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help students see the wide range of career possibilities within science, technology and engineering. There is an annual awards scheme and until recently an award …

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Some thoughts from a school librarian in lockdown

Rebecca Jones is Head of Library & Learning Enrichment at Malvern St James School and is Schools Representative for the Information Literacy group. Working within the online systems available in schools, be that Google Classroom or Teams, for example, has highlighted to me the importance of visibility and destination within these constructs. The systems are designed …

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Media Literacy

Guest blog post: Digital and data literacy: Comparing children’s understanding of data and online privacy with experts’ and advocates’ data literacy practices

In this guest blog post, Gianfranco Polizzi, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, writes about digital and data literacy, focussing on children’s understanding of online privacy compared with experts and advocates and on what policymakers, schools and educators can do to educate children through formal education.   I recently gave a presentation on digital …

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