Submissions/Growing role and responsibility of the Wikipedia in secondary education
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- Title of the submission
- Growing role and responsibility of the Wikipedia in secondary education
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- Istvan Orban, Gyorgy Rusznak
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- Detailed proposal
I experienced, when I was teaching in secondary school, that children under 18, at secondary school prefer to use internet, and mostly Wikipedia, when they need to prepare for a lecture or insted of reading original literature (e.g. romans), they read only the excerpt of the works on Wiki. Problem is that they got too many information (and don't read them all), or they cannot understand it (beacuse of the lack of knowledge). I think it is necessary to rethink some of the articles (texts) and maybe reconstruct it, to make a short summary of a poet, a writer or a work for example and put this on the top, plus add some more picture (today, the children grow up in a very visual world). I can imagine power points and short films as well (if possible), to make the text likely to read. Together with Gyorgy Rusznak, who is historian, and me, Istvan Orban, who is expert of literature and political science, can imagine a small-Wiki for children (inside the Wiki). That's what we would show in our presentation.
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- 20 Minutes
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