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Submission no. 028
Title of the submission
Teaching citizenship values and employability skills through Wikipedia (Case study)
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Samuel Guebo
Language of presentation
E-mail address
African Hope
Country of origin
Côte d'Ivoire
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire (WCUG-CI)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Over the latest 12 months, an experiment with three groups of higher education students in Côte d’Ivoire showed some fruitful results among a young audience. “Wikipedia classes”, a twelve-week learning program teaching students how to use Wikipedia efficiently, was launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Because editing Wikipedia—the encyclopedia accessed by more than 20 million online users hourly —has its own requirements such as courtesy, verifiability and notability, learners have acquired a wide array of abilities ranging from intangible citizenship values to practical modern skills.

What will attendees take away from this session?

At the end of the session participants should have a practical and replicable example of Education programme that teaches Wikipedia as well as citizenship values and modern skills.

Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


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  1. Alangi Derick (talk) 10:32, 25 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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