Education/Newsletter/February 2015/Education Program in Sweden succeeds with high school students

Mia Åsberg, Gunnel Thydell, Jonatan Svensson Glad, and Elisabet Brandberg at Nacka Gymnasium, Sweden.

By Sara Mörtsell (Wikimedia Sverige)

Snippet: In Sweden, the Wikipedia Education Program succeeds with high school students.

One of the classes taking advantage of the new Education Program Extension on Swedish Wikipedia this year is Nacka gymnasium, where teacher Gunnel Thydell has designed assignments for her 18-year-old, senior year students.

Wikipedia Ambassador Jonatan Svensson Glad, 17 years old, and the librarians, Elisabet Brandberg and Mia Åsberg, are the supportive team ensuring that students contributed high quality content.

Their project is encouraging others to continue outreach activities for the Education Program beyond the traditional setting of higher education.

Read the teacher's account of the project, including students' voices (Swedish).

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Sweden here.