How to Organise Intergenerational Workshops? Manual of Good Practices in Intergenerational Learning for Adult Educators
Keywords:intergenerational learning, intergenerational education, older people, seniors, adult education
Thesis. This paper aims to present the Intergenerational Bridge: Connect to Create project and its final results. The project enabled the collection of good practices, development of the set of activities, and structuring the knowledge regarding intergenerational learning (IGL) approach and its use with the groups of senior-aged (55+) and younger (16-30 years old) learners.
Concept. In the frame of this project partners shared best practices in IGL approach, developed new ideas of IGL workshops, and implemented them in local communities. The Manual includes theoretical basics concerning intergenerational learning, two preparation workshops for educators that would like to know more about Intergenerational education, and 12 tried and tested intergenerational activities.
Results and conclusion. During the course of the project, a toolkit of more than 80 pages was prepared in order to provide Adult educators with the knowledge and skills required to deliver their own workshops with the use of an IGL approach. Workshops were tested with seniors and young people from 6 different countries. At least 20 older people (55+) and 10 younger people (16+) per each country attended the workshops. The presented set of activities can be used by senior citizens' clubs, third age universities and other informal educational and therapeutic groups. The examples collected in this manual show that, in addition to activities designed to harness the potential of different generations, it is also worth considering how to adapt typical activities to the needs of intergenerational education.
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