Resources: Education - Life Long Learning
Education Resource Pack
Generations Working Together aim to support and develop intergenerational practice throughout schools, youth and community groups in Scotland in order to reduce age stereotyping, improve community cohesion and encourage lifelong learning.
To support practitioners, GWT has produced a resource pack and training opportunities for educational establishments, which covers intergenerational learning and intergenerational practice.
The pack includes:
- a guide to learning through intergenerational practice
- exemplar case studies
- a guide to the awards, children and young people can achieve – Amazing Things
- a guide to the awards adults can achieve
Intergenerational Training (4 hours)
- to encourage teachers and other education professionals to undertake projects that involve different generations
- to identify where these projects contribute to learning within Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes
- to increase confidence and knowledge of intergenerational practice
- to learn of resources and approaches for intergenerational working
- to know where to access tools and resources
We have delivered the first of our three intergenerational learning seminars (pilots) in Shetland and hope to hold two further sessions in Perth & Kinross and Edinburgh (Jan/Feb 2014) for teachers and other educational practitioners.
After the sessions we plan to tweak the training materials then offer each local authority the opportunity to hold the seminar as a four hour block or two, two hour twilight sessions within their in service training planned for 2014/15.
Practitioners are encouraged to join their local intergenerational network, which brings people together from all organisations at a local level to enable:
- sharing experience of intergenerational practice
- creation of new partnerships
- strengthening community links
For more details please email Alison Clyde, National Development Officer.
Debate on the subject of Intergenerational work - MSP Christine Grahame: Generations Working Together —That the Parliament notes the innovative collaboration between Newbyres Village and Newbyres Nursery in Gorebridge, where children visit older residents on a weekly basis; considers that this is to the mutual benefit of the children and the older residents; understands that, on these visits, the children paint with the residents, are told stories, plant sunflowers, are taught nursery rhymes and play hilarious games, which assist hand and eye co-ordination of both young and old; congratulates the charity,
Add Life Toolkit
The third edition of Amazing Things: A guide to Youth Awards in Scotland, celebrating the great wealth of opportunity offered by awards in one publication.
Perth College (University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)) HND Fitness, Health and Exercise students have been involved in an exciting project for the last 3 years, teaching a 12 week exercise programme to residents in Perth Care Homes.
A resource pack for use with upper primary and lower secondary children to increase their understanding of dementia.
I AM ME Scotland - Free Teachers Training Guide to Disability Hate Crime.
EAGLE ‘European Approaches to Inter-Generational Lifelong Learning'
You may have finished your Get Set for Community Action project, but you don’t need to stop making a difference in your community. There are many exciting opportunities that can support your continuing volunteering.
P6 & P7 pupils from Gourdon Primary and senior citizens of the village come together to carry out intergenerational learning.
Generations United has released a guide intended to be a resource to tap the time and talents of grandparents, along with parents, to jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.
Harris Academy and Balhousie Clement Park Care Home in Dundee came together to bond younger and older generations to build a partnership to teach each other new skills. The project looked to reduce stereotypes around ageing, myths about care homes and the stigma around dementia.
We are all enmeshed in intergenerational relationships. We are familiar with them. However, when we deal with these relationships in research, in teaching, in practical work or in politics we need generally intelligible key concepts. These are not meant to be definitive or dogmatic definitions, but explicit descriptions that acknowledge commonalities and differences between various disciplines and working fields.
The purpose of this booklet is to highlight “intergenerational learning” as a component of intergenerational practice covering learning at any age.
Explore local heritage as a class with support from the Gannochy Trust and Culture Perth and Kinross.
A guide to Community-based Intergenerational Initiatives in Europe
Presentation by Alison Clyde at the Scottish Learning Festival seminar 'Learning through Intergenerational Practice'
Find out how sporting reminiscence, sporting heritage and inclusive sports can enrich the lives of young and old alike.
STV news report on Newbyres Nursery Intergenerational Project
Community of Trikala and Kalampaka in Greece discovered the connection between Intergenerational Leaning and sustainable development via the Big Foot project.
Walk in our Shoes, Act on our Issues' is a resource pack which will help you to identify barriers to older people's inclusion in your neighbourhood, and to get support from local decision makers for removing these barriers.