We live in rapidly changing society, where new and old generations are often far apart from each other. This can lead to negative stereotypes and limit constrictive exchanges between generations.
Intergenerational learning benefits elderly people because it gives them the opportunity to acquire new skills and abilities and limit isolation and depression.
Epale’s October focus is on the benefits of intergenerational learning.
Contributions, projects and initiatives shared during this month will fuel the thematic session “elderly people” on the Epale website.
There are many ways to contribute to the theme.
For example, sharing the outcomes or best practices of concluded projects, such as the successful “Grandparents and grandchildren funded at different stages in the lifelong learning programme, in order to create educational material for grandparents’ digital learning tutored by their digital grandchildren. The project was pointed out as a successful experience by the commission.
It is possible otherwise to share events or training experience outcomes as in the case of the international seminar dedicated to intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, organised by Erasmus+ Indire with reflections on social innovation.
All through October, the national Units will be promoting thematic interventions by the subscribers. Contents will vary according to the language and the contents selected by each country.
— Adult Learning EU (@EPALE_EU) 3 ottobre 2017
WHAT EPALE IS
The electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the European digital platform dedicated to the professionals operating in the adult education sector. The online environment offers the chance to collaborate and meet to exchange ideas, experiences and solutions. Currently, it has 30 thousand subscribers in Europe and 3,300 in Italy. The EPALE National Unit is based at Indire.