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:

Intergenerational Training (4 hours)

Aims

  • 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

Objectives

  • 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.

Local Networks

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.