Education/Newsletter/July 2014/Czech education program presented at BarCamp, a free conference of Czech language

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Czech education program presented at BarCamp, a free conference of Czech language

By Vojtěch Dostál (Wikimedia Czech Republic)

The Czech Wikipedia Education Program (Students Write Wikipedia/Studenti Píší Wikipedii) was presented and discussed at BarCamp in Sobotka, Czech Republic, on 28 June 2014. The talk was delivered by Vojtěch Veselý, a volunteer, member of WMCZ team and a student of history at Charles University. BarCamp is a "free" conference whose aim is to cancel the borders between the speaker and attendees. The topic of the conference was the new unified final exam at Czech public high schools and its future. The presentation, which was meant to show ways of redefining education, was echoed throughout the subsequent speeches, being positively referenced by Tomáš Feřtek (EDUin) and Eva Lehečková (Faculty of Arts, Charles University). Jakub Fiala, a blogger specializing in language culture, has stressed the lasting effect of writing on Wikipedia as compared to ordinary school essays.