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Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019/Submissions/Txikipedia: the basque encyclopedia for children within Wikipedia: Practical experience in Zumaia High School

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Txikipedia: the basque encyclopedia for children within Wikipedia: Practical experience in Zumaia High School

Author(s) of the submission
Mikel Fernandez de Arroiabe
E-mail address
Country/place of origin
Euskal herria, Basque Country
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)


Main theme
Practical application of the project Txikipedia in a High School, in Zumaia
Type of session
Length of session
20 min + 10 min q&a
Do you want to submit a paper for peer-reviewing?

Txikipedia is the first wiki encyclopedia for children within Wikipedia and it has been a success. In Zumaia High School, 16 years old students write articles on the subject they are studying for children aging between 8 and 13. Teachers of the Science Department had a fast training in Txikipedia and they decide what articles must be written for children. In the first term the subject was Anatomy and students wrote articles about bones, in the second term in Physics the will write about cimenatic concepts and the third term they will do articles about Geology.
How does your proposal adds knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?
Txikipedia takes into account the right of children to access information, but also to participate in the creation of information and share it through cooperative development tools.
Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic?
Teachers, parents, schools, people interested in minortiy languages,
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  1. ...Koldo Biguri, --Koldo Biguri (talk) 15:14, 15 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]