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Intergenerational Learning 
and Sports Heritage 
Professor Richard Haynes
• An intergenerational 
sport heritage project in 
the south of Glasgow. 
• Using historical sports 
media, oral history a...
Research Issue 
• The pilot research and community 
project aimed to explore 
interpretations of local sports heritage 
be...
RESEARCH AIMS & OBJECTIVES 
AIM OBJECTIVE 
Intergenerational 
Communication 
➡Broaden connections between clubs and young ...
Co-Creation of Methodology 
With historians 
With the school With the clubs
What we did 
• VISIT SPORTING VENUES AND 
MUSEUMS 
• STUDY LOCAL HISTORIES OF 
SPORTS CLUBS 
• TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR ...
CHILDREN USED OLD MAPS WITH GOOGLE MAPS, PHOTOS 
AND FILM TO FORM A SENSE OF LOCAL SPORTING HISTORY
Recording 
people's 
memories 
• Capturing people's memories 
of the sporting past for the 
future. 
• Children prepared a...
From sporting past to sports practice
Pupils linked old sports photos to 
Google Maps via the app 
HISTORYPIN to create a ‘digital 
mapping’ of sports heritage ...
•The school hosted a coffee morning for 
parents, club representatives and sports 
professionals, to view their work.
Intergenerational interpretation of media 
sports heritage has four potential benefits: 
• Creates meaning around life exp...
Oral History and Sport Conference: September 19th 2014. Professor Richard Haynes
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Oral History and Sport Conference: September 19th 2014. Professor Richard Haynes

  1. 1. Intergenerational Learning and Sports Heritage Professor Richard Haynes
  2. 2. • An intergenerational sport heritage project in the south of Glasgow. • Using historical sports media, oral history and experiential learning. • Exploring links between the sporting past and future wellbeing Overview
  3. 3. Research Issue • The pilot research and community project aimed to explore interpretations of local sports heritage between different generations in order to understand how the concept of heritage is understood, contested and authenticated, and assess the role and value of sports heritage for cultural and social change. • The project investigated the cultural transmission of sporting cultures of the past, and its influence over, or disconnection from, contemporary sporting practices of young people.
  4. 4. RESEARCH AIMS & OBJECTIVES AIM OBJECTIVE Intergenerational Communication ➡Broaden connections between clubs and young people ➡Engage young people in sport & exercise. ➡Shared pride in local sporting history. Community Heritage ➡ Raise awareness of sport in the community and its value to local heritage. ➡ Draw on the multi-disciplinary knowledge of the PI to connect sport, media and history. Archival Interpretation and Use ➡ To engage communities in the use and interpretation of sports films and visual culture. ➡ Explore the value of film and visual culture for educational and heritage purposes. Connecting the Past, Present and Future ➡ Enable communities to explore the continuities & transformations in sports cultures in their localities. ➡ Produce sustainable connections and positive social values around sport. Caring for the Community ➡ Provide school children with a range of experiences and transferable skills which meet the pathways to learning as part of Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence
  5. 5. Co-Creation of Methodology With historians With the school With the clubs
  6. 6. What we did • VISIT SPORTING VENUES AND MUSEUMS • STUDY LOCAL HISTORIES OF SPORTS CLUBS • TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES • INTERPRET PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS • CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF SPORTING THEMES • PLAY THE DIFFERENT SPORTS
  7. 7. CHILDREN USED OLD MAPS WITH GOOGLE MAPS, PHOTOS AND FILM TO FORM A SENSE OF LOCAL SPORTING HISTORY
  8. 8. Recording people's memories • Capturing people's memories of the sporting past for the future. • Children prepared a list of questions in class before going on the field trips. • Children had the opportunity to ask the questions and delve in to the reminiscences of people who have memories of playing sport in Shawlands 20, 30, and even 40 years ago.
  9. 9. From sporting past to sports practice
  10. 10. Pupils linked old sports photos to Google Maps via the app HISTORYPIN to create a ‘digital mapping’ of sports heritage in the south of Glasgow
  11. 11. •The school hosted a coffee morning for parents, club representatives and sports professionals, to view their work.
  12. 12. Intergenerational interpretation of media sports heritage has four potential benefits: • Creates meaning around life experience (playing and watching sport) • It identifies a shared communal resource which are: 1. Material - photos, film, places and objects 2. Discursive - stories, traditions, experiences • Promotes community participation within a given social configuration (sport in the southside of Glasgow) • Intergenerational learning creates personal histories for: 1. Children - a sense of place, civic engagement, generational. 2. Adults - pride, identification with a club/sport, generational.

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