Yesterday we brought together experts from the education, academic and media world to contribute vital evidence to our Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy in Schools. We also launched a call for evidence to gather further input from organisations and individuals on this important issue.
Lucy Powell MP, Chair of the Literacy APPG, chaired the meeting and questioned the witnesses along with Lord Jim Knight, Lord Graham Tope and Emma Hardy MP. The following experts gave evidence:
- Professor Sonia
Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Media and
- Ben de Pear, Editor,
Channel 4 News
- Ben Hicks, Executive
Director, The Guardian Foundation
- Nicky Cox MBE, Editor,
- Liz Robinson, Head
teacher, Surrey Square Primary School, Southwark
- Karim Palant, Public
Policy Manager UK Facebook
- Ms Theisinger, Literacy
coordinator, Claycots School, Slough, London
- Anna Bassi, Editor, The
- Shiri Einav, Assistant
Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
- Richard Addis, Chairman and Editor in Chief, The Day
All the evidence collected as part of the commission will be published in a final report in summer 2018 to include recommendations for government and the education sector. We will also be releasing teaching resources and advice for parents.
The deadline for submitting written evidence is 28 February 2018. Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy launched the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools on 13 September 2017. For more information about our commission, click here.