Wikiclassroom: New way for students inspiration[edit | edit source]
||Wikimedia Username (if you have one)
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||coordinator of Wikiclub
||coordinator of Wikiclub
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
- Lightning talk - 3 - 5 min.
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session - 30 min / 45 min / 60 min
- Roundtable discussion forum - - 30 min / 45 min / 60 min
- Lecture - 25 min (20 min + 5 min for questions)
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem -60 min / 90 min / 120 min / if longer, indicate specifically
- Working group
- Discussion-based training
- Computer-based training
Please indicate how long you'd like your session to be, in consideration with the above described
Education in different countries more or less is in crisis. Here we are describing our new Wikiclassroom initiative, the result of which pleasantly surprised us. More than five years of experience of running wikiclubs shows that contribution to wiki projects, such as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and Wikisource, suits all students: smart or not. Each student can find his or her niche and grow! They get profound knowledge, they acquire learning skills such as literacy, concentration, perception skills and thinking abilities. Even very pessimistic principals of schools notice that students enhance their performance. In order to achieve more impact in getting knowledge by students, this year we started a new project: Wikiclassroom.
Wikiclassroom is a process of studying the subject through Wikipedia. In Wikiclassroom teacher and students change their roles. Current lesson performance is made by students. We run this pilot program in Lernapat: a rural region of Armenia. The result amazed us. Students become enthusiastic, the collaborative creative work suits the teacher as well.
At the same time, the experiment was implemented in Karvachar's school, a city of Nagorno- Karabagh, for another subject. Here the coordinator of the wikiclub and the teacher of social sciences cooperated over the tasks which are given to the students and schools. Instead of writing just papers as tasks, the teacher asked the students to edit articles in Wikipedia on certain themes.
Although it started spontaneously, the result was hopeful. In both cases, students became more interested in wiki projects and started editing additional Wikipedia articles. How will it work in the future? Why is it important and interesting not only for kids but also for the teachers? Will other teachers join the project?
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
The session will work best with these conditions: