Accredited seminars for teachers are organized by Wikimedia Serbia within the educational program. This type of seminars represent the part of compulsory professional development of teachers that is prescribed in the Republic of Serbia by the Law on the basis of the education system. Through these seminars, teachers collect credits that are necessary for obtaining and renewing a license for teachers. Seminars are promoted and monitored by the Institute for the Improvement of education, founded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Our seminar is titled "Application of Online Wiki Tools as Teaching Tools in Teaching and Learning". It is accredited by the Institute for the improvement of education for a period of two school years: 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. The aim of the seminar is to bring together free educational tools and platforms for learning and raising the competencies of teachers for their use in teaching.
It is made for teachers of general and vocational subjects in High schools and secondary vocational schools as well as teachers of elementary schools.
The seminar lasts eight hours and is divided into a theoretical and practical part. During the theoretical part, the participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the following topics:
- Basic principles of Viki projects
- Examples of good practice of using Wikipedia in educational processes
- Wiki tools
- Application of Wikipedia and related Wiki-projects of free teaching knowledge
The practical part involves acquiring knowledge and developing skills for creating new or editing existing articles on Wikipedia.
The seminar carries eight points for compulsory professional development. More information on the seminar can be found in the catalog, under catalog number 440 (competence K2, priorities: 3). After the seminar, the participants receive a certificate of training and further support from Wikimedia Serbia for the realization in practice. The seminar is free of charge for all participants.