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Larnaka2010 Intergnerational Learning

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Larnaka2010 Intergnerational Learning

  1. 1. Intergenerational learning Larnaka 2010
  2. 2. Welcome again <ul><li>Born between 1920-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1930 -1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1940 -1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1950 -1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1960-1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1970-1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1980 -1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1990 -2000 </li></ul><ul><li>crisis generation </li></ul><ul><li>war II generation </li></ul><ul><li>rebuilding generation </li></ul><ul><li>protest generation / babyboom </li></ul><ul><li>futureless generation </li></ul><ul><li>computer generation / X </li></ul><ul><li>nintendo generation </li></ul><ul><li>generation einstein </li></ul><ul><li>generation W </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Who is married or living together with a partner? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has children? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has been divorced once or more? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has still parents alive? </li></ul><ul><li>Who speaks more than three languages? </li></ul><ul><li>Who still knows where (s)he was when John F. Kennedy has been murdered? </li></ul><ul><li>Who remembers the invasion of Russian troops in the Chech Slowakija? </li></ul><ul><li>Who remembers the coup against Allende? </li></ul><ul><li>Who remembers Dynasty? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has once lived a life without refrigerator? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Intergenerational work <ul><li>What is intergenerational work? </li></ul><ul><li>Policy relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and developing intergenerational projects </li></ul><ul><li>The process of intergnerational learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Generations Generations: limited in time and space Mostly a cohort, born in a certain decade Sharing a certain history, certain life circumstances, lifestyles (fashion, music), feelings and ideals Generation specific learning; chrystalized intelligence
  6. 6. Age pyramid
  7. 7. What does it mean, being absolutely modern, when you are not so young anymore when your daughter is complete different from what you have been in younger days?
  8. 8. It is a hard when youngsters leave the village: people disappear and history fades away
  9. 9. The babyboomers: old protest, broken dreams, new resistance, fear for revenge ? The babyboom generation (1940-1950) is dominating the direction of the transformation from the family based traditional three-generation-society into the modern more-generation society This transformation is nowadays basicly characterised by neglecting ageing and staying young and vital forever What have they learned?
  10. 10. Trio exercise <ul><li>Discuss the implications of more generations together in your own life? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about it? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Policy relevance <ul><li>Solidarity: are the old living at the expense of the young or the young at the expense of the old? </li></ul><ul><li>Our societies will have to make better use of the potential of all generations and to provide chances to develop their full potential </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities, acces and solidarity for all generations (Slovenian Presidency Conference, Brdo, 2008) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Intergenerational projects typology <ul><li>Older adults serving children or youth </li></ul><ul><li>Children and syouth serving older adults </li></ul><ul><li>Children or youth and older adults serving others </li></ul><ul><li>Including more than two generations </li></ul><ul><li>Crossgenerational instead of intergenerational </li></ul>
  13. 13. To discuss <ul><li>What are good reasons to start a intergenerational learning project in a concrete situation? </li></ul><ul><li>What could be good subjects for intergenerational projects? </li></ul><ul><li>Which generations should be involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you identify the benefits for each of those generations? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think they will identify these benefits in themselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Lifecourse Approach
  15. 15. Changing life patterns Life long End of the three boxes of life
  16. 16. Life stages
  17. 17. Milestones in life course
  18. 18. Changing life stairs
  19. 19. HAPPINESS IS DANGEROUS Rutger Kopland
  20. 20. Create a intergenerational project <ul><li>A square where teenagers are hanging around –sometimes using drugs – many polluting traffic during the day - near the square day care centre where young mothers bring their children – older people who want to do shopping, work in the garden and sitting in the sum – threatened by young criminals </li></ul>
  21. 21. Coping with changes - Patterns of transition Shock Euphoria Searching Anger Guilt Depresion or selfdoubt Gradualacceptance Transition completed
  22. 22. Reflexive biographies The faster changes take place, the more reflection people need, but often there is no time for any reflection
  23. 23. Truth The story never tells the truth It always tells the truth as it is told
  24. 24. Degeneration of memory The memory is not telling the truth You cannot trust your memory The memory is not longer necessary If the disk is full, it will fade away itself ! Memory as support???
  25. 25. Techniques <ul><li>Reminiscence </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre - dance </li></ul><ul><li>Community development </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict solving and mediation </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical writing </li></ul><ul><li>Movie making </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul>
  26. 26. Intergenerational learning <ul><li>How to motivate different generations? </li></ul><ul><li>How to facilitate exchanges? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process of intergenerational learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How to play with life courses? </li></ul><ul><li>How to use creative and provocative methods? </li></ul><ul><li>How to creatye win-win situations? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Modern paradox The youth has the future, but….. Time is not at their side
  28. 28. Modern paradox (2) In the fastening process of our modern society people are much younger called oldies: 50 +, even 40 +
  29. 29. Modern paradox (3) Simultaneously we see older adults behave themselves more and more as young as possible And nobody want to be called old
  30. 30. 40+ in 1924/1994
  31. 31. Intergenerational learning <ul><li>To enhance intergenerational relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual mentorship and support </li></ul><ul><li>Competence development </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Kolb learning cycle 1. Engagement in a practical authentic activity 2. Critical reflection on experience 3. Testing reaction & observations against other perspectives & theory 4. Applying new understanding to new situations
  33. 33. Working life 2030 <ul><li>Born between 1950 -1960: </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1960-1970: </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1970-1980: </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1980 -1990: </li></ul><ul><li>Born between 1990 -2000: </li></ul><ul><li>Born 2000 or later: </li></ul><ul><li>give the floor to others while keeping themselves involved </li></ul><ul><li>still (partime) working - avoiding health problems </li></ul><ul><li>seniority and leadership roles – avoiding burn outs – exploring new competencies and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>avoiding choices and struggling with daily routine </li></ul><ul><li>transform emotional instability and refind contact with the elderly - challenge to become linking pin between generations when they succeed to recognise the power of older generations and to be able to create challenge for teamwork out of daily choices </li></ul><ul><li>getting the new innovators when they are able to value older solutions as well. </li></ul>
  34. 34. You are never too old to learn <ul><li>But before you know … </li></ul><ul><li>it is too late to learn </li></ul>
  35. 35. Change the perspective You are never too old to learn …..
  36. 36. The End Use it or loose it …..

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