- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- A qualitative study on the use of Wikipedia as a way to understand the perception of secondary school students about citizenship
- Author(s) of the submission
- Bolibar, A., Torres, M., Belategi, O., Egaña, T., & Muxica, J.
- E-mail address
- Country/place of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Mondragon Unibertsitatea (HUHEZI), GFA
- Main theme
- Skills for life
- Type of session
- teachers, researchers
- Length of session
- 20 min + 10 min questions
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This presentation attempts to analyse how Wikipedia could provide a context to research on the perception secondary school students have towards citizenship. Citizenship is constructed by three over-lapping themes: participation, responsibility, and community (Glover, 2004). However, the perception that citizens have on their status and right to participate in society and politics may play a paramount role on the construction of future citizenship. In the present study 13 concepts that could be clustered under the term “citizenship” and identified as the key ideas to develop the future of Gipuzkoa by the GFA (Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia) were selected. 300 secondary school students were asked to discuss on the concepts using the definitions provided by Wikipedia. Discussions conducted by the participants were audio recorded and a content analysis (Hatch, 2002) was carried out to understand the perception students have towards the concepts. Preliminary results show that students share the definitions offered in Wikipedia but perceive “citizenship” as an aspect related to adulthood. Detailed analysis of each concept will be provided in the presentation.
- How does your proposal add knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?
Giving details of secondary students perception about citizenship
- Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic? Teachers
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