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Wikimedia Serbia has received a new accreditation for the Accredited seminars for teachers[edit]

Author: Nebojša Ratković

Seminars of professional development of teachers, Jovan Sterija Popovic, Primary school, Belgrade, Serbia



Summary: Wikimedia Serbia has received a new accreditation for the seminar Usage of wiki tools for teaching and learning for the next three school years. Accreditation is issued by the Institute for the Improvement of Education, which represents the official body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia established for the purpose of monitoring, securing and improving the quality and development of the education system.


Wikimedia Serbia has received a new accreditation for the seminar Usage of wiki tools for teaching and learning for the next three school years. Accreditation is issued by the Institute for the Improvement of Education, which represents the official body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia established for the purpose of monitoring, securing and improving the quality and development of the education system.

The aim of the seminar is to bring together free educational tools and platforms for learning and raising teachers' competencies for their use in teaching.

Accredited seminars for teachers are organized by Wikimedia Serbia within its Education 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. According to Serbian law, in 5 years each teacher needs to collect 120 points for compulsory professional development (24 points per year). Our seminar is one-day seminar, that lasts for 8 hours and brings 8 points to teachers. Seminars are limited up to 30 participants.

The seminar lasts eight hours and it’s 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 Wiki 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 includes acquiring knowledge and developing skills for creating new or editing existing articles on Wikipedia. After the seminar, the participants receive a certificate of training and further support from Wikimedia Serbia for implementing Wiki activities in their institutions. The seminar is free of charge for all participants.

This is the third accreditation that Wikimedia Serbia has received. Accredited seminar organized by Wikimedia Serbia in the school year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 was called the Application of the Online wiki Encyclopedia in Serbian language in Teaching and Learning. The second seminar entitled Application of Online Wiki Tools as a Resources for Teaching and Learning was accredited for a period of two school years: 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.



Tags:Wikipedia Education program, Wikimedia Serbia, WMRS, seminars, teachers