Learning patterns/How to generate new editors in onsite proposals with teachers
What problem does this solve?
Many times we face our work with teachers through sporadic or short trainings. Working with Wikipedia is not an easy task . While understand the potential of the project in the classroom, teachers are often fustrated because when the time comes, edit is difficult. Work more incisively and turn them into new editors should be the goal.
What is the solution?
Wikimedia Argentina has been working hard to understand why sometimes working with teachers in the classroom did not generate the expected results. During 2015 we made 28 different trainings and the results obtained can be sum up as many attempts but few quality articles created. What is happening? Over time we realized that organize specific trainings for teachers was not a good answer. In the education program,a day training session, does not work for teachers as they failed to generate a good proposal in the classroom. Therefore, we are currently implementing a new training system centered on three days:
- Day 1: sensitization workshop: what is Wikimedia? what programs we promote? what is the education program? how can we use Wikipedia in the classroom? (About 2 hours)
- Day 2: We learn how to edit in Wikipedia (5-6 hours with a break)
- Day 3: We edit Wikipedia. All teachers edit a Wikipedia article of their interest. (About 5 hours)
Similarly, teachers must communicate us, in advance, their areas of interest, they must create their Wikipedia's username and must bring a device to work with.
Things to consider
When to use
When organizing a trainings with teachers, in both secondary and higher education.