Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019
ikipedia belongs in education, we claim. And it’s true. Wikimedia Movement, chapters, user groups and affiliates are developing Education Programs elsewhere, teachers are using wikis (and not only Wikimedia) as a teaching resource, students are using Wikipedia to complete their assignments... and are even doing assignments on Wikipedia. Education community and Wikimedia movement are two sides of the same broad idea: knowledge must be accessible to every humankind.
The Basque Wikimedians User Group (EWKE, in Basque language) is developing a three-year program with the Basque Government to make better contents for schoolchildren in our language with the help of the education community: University students are working on the enrichment of Wikipedia with their knowledge, University professors and lecturers are giving them assignments to work on and High School teachers and school institutions are working to detect what information gaps we have, what we can improve. It is not the first time this kind of programs are made in the Wikimedia Movement, but it’s a good example of collaboration between knowledge institutions, Governments and Wikimedians. We have a mature educational program in a small linguistic community with support from the local government, this allows making efforts to document and create models, templates and documents that can be reused by the rest of the global community.
About the Conference edit
The event will run in San Sebastián (Q10313), Basque Country. The main venue will be Tabakalera (Q9081343), one of the largest culture institutions in the city. In an effort to also include local perspectives and stakeholders, we will try to offer simultaneous Basque-English translations in as many events as we can.
Programme will cover a wide variety of topics according to three main ideas:
You can read the programme here.