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.
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A guide to youth awards in Scotland (4th Edition)
This scheme is focused on providing disadvantaged young people with the opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland and is now open for applications.
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.
Bringing Generations Together highlights some great examples of intergenerational practice from care services across Scotland highlighting the benefits of bringing people together from different generations.
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'
In spring 2018 children from primary schools in Renfrewshire began to visit elderly residents of local care homes on a weekly basis.
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.
Intergenerational communication – an interdisciplinary mapping review of research between 1996 and 2017 - research published in the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
What research has been done in the field of intergenerational communication and what else needs to be done? Read the new research by professor James Law, Dr Tony Young, Dr Joana Filipa Almeida.
A resource for early years and childcare practitioners who wish to create and develop best practice in their intergenerational work.
A resource for early years and childcare practitioners who wish to create and develop best practice in their intergenerational work (copy in larger black text)
This toolkit was created in order to share the Old’s Cool model of Intergenerational Practice and to highlight best practice when working in partnership with schools.
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 Intergenerational School is an innovative, high-performing public school in Cleveland, Ohio that fosters lifelong learning and individual and community health. Narrative approaches, information technology enhancements, art and music enrichments, and nature-based programming foster brain health in the service of purposeful and healthy living in the community.
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.
Making Bridges with Music (MBWM) was an intergenerational pilot intervention that worked with participants from 5 months to 100 years of age in 3 care homes in the Torbay area of the South West of England.
New Report on intergenerational practices and their effectiveness at reducing loneliness/social isolation
This report produced by Nia Bryer, OB3 Research and Janine Owens, University of Sheffield includes interviews from Generations Working Together and Linking Generations Northern Ireland.
A study into the impact on the well-being of elderly residents.
ORPEA Meco is a project in Spain that brings younger and older people together. It is an example of intergenerational work in practice.
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
The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland.
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.
Music Grants Programme