Immanuel Kant wrote about many areas of philosophy – including esthetics.
The first practical task – lasting 45 minutes – was
- select three terms from your own professional field of interest
- write a new blog post listing these terms
- read and evaluate the corresponding articles in the English version of Wikipedia
- note your results in the blog post
After that, at 1030, we will have a discussion in class about this particular evaluation, about the quality of Wikipedia and about the use of Wikipedia as an information source in teaching institutions.
We had a lively discussion about the quality and role of Wikipedia relative to printed – or rather edited – encyclopedias. Several cases – for instance this on esthetics – were shown on the smartboard.
The second task – lasting 30 minutes – was
- create a small learning or presentation resource with materials found through Google or in Wikipedia
- the resource should be relevant for a real audience – which means it might well be in your own language (Catalan, Hungarian, Norwegian, Spanish)
- document the resource in a new blog post
After lunch, we worked with Wikipedia in a multilingual and multi-cultural perspective. We started with a sharing of personal experiences related to (non-)communication across languages. After that, participants were asked to create a new (parallell) teaching resource in their own language – taking care to utilize Google Translate and parallell versions of Wikipedia in the process.