Workshops

During our workshops, we take time to interactively address specific topics. Participants become more acquainted with the topics through introductory talks, group discussions, e-learning elements and gaming elements, and acquire fundamental knowledge. They then reflect on what they have learned, and are encouraged to continue their research and try things out on their own.

School students (grade 10 and over), trainees, university students

Using Wikipedia competently and efficiently

Aim: After completing this workshopparticipants will be able to fully utilise all of Wikipedia’s functionse.g. switching between the desktop and mobile website versionand converting articles to PDF format. They will also be able to understand article categorisation and use this to explore topicssearch through the bibliography for suitable sourcesand understand the article’s edit history. They will be about to explain how the authorship of a Wikipedia article must be assessedand what information can be reused in which form.

Activities: Introductory talkgroup work: applying the functionsgame: competitiongroup discussion with digital bulletin board

Recommended number of participants: Max. 25

Duration: 60 minutes

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Making your own Wikipedia page!

Aim: Wikipedia is the product of a huge international community project to create an encyclopaedia. There are standards for composing articlesthe articles are mutually proof-read and correctedinformation is filed following a specific orderand knowledge is shared digitally and around the world. Achieving this requires clear literacy in media and informationwhich is why we want to teach our participants how Wikipedia articles are composedorganised and proof-read. We will also introduce the site’s sister productssuch as Commons and WikiquotesWikipedia’s quotation and media database.

Activities: Introductory talkgroup work: applying functionsteam game: authors vs. proof-readers

Recommended number of participants: Max. 25 

Duration: 60 minutes 

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Refugees and integration groups

Duration: 90-120 minutes

Aim: Reading together and reflecting on topics using a small range of vocabulary helps encourage communication in German. This session puts a differentplayful slant on the language compared to conventional language classes or formal everyday life. 

The group reads a selection of short literary texts together and discusses them. Anyone who wants to can read aloud or simply listen. This format prompts an interest in literaturehelps participants learn how to analyse textsdevelops a sense of the languageand encourages linguistic understanding in the foreign language. 

Activity: Reading (aloud) together and discussing literature in an openfriendly atmosphere.

Recommended number of participants: Max. 12 

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Aim: Do you teach an orientation class or run a German course and are looking for a playful challenge to offer as part of the language-learning process? Then we recommend this workshop for digital storytelling on tablets. It encourages communication in German through words and imagesand strengthens language skills. It’s a simple way of teaching participants how to use digital media and tie this into literature research when addressing a particular topic. 

Activities: Explaining the app on the tabletindependently preparing and recording the story individually or in groupspresenting the e-books created

Recommended number of participants: Max. 12 

Duration: 1-2 sessions of 180 minutes each 

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