1st Edition

Intergenerational Practice in Schools and Settings An Educator’s Handbook

By Fey Cole Copyright 2023
    138 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    138 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Intergenerational Practice in Schools and Settings provides guidance through the many approaches in education that bring generations together. Identifying the purpose of intergenerational practice, this book offers an insight into how other educational settings have used programmes to enhance the learning experience and connect students to their community and local environment.

    Serving as a practical guide on setting up an intergenerational programme and identifying how to overcome the barriers that educators may face as they progress, this engaging book provides the knowledge and skills needed for developing sustainable projects and provides students with the opportunity to enhance the world around them. With case studies from a range of educators and practitioners, this book encourages readers to reflect on how to establish multi-agency relationships to create mutual learning spaces for different generations.

    Intergenerational Practice in Schools and Settings is an accessible text to understand the evidence behind the approach, with experiences from educators who are fully engaged with intergenerational practice. It is an inspirational guide for experienced educators, trainee students interested in adopting an intergenerational approach, and for those with prior experience in the field, providing a rationale of how to develop and extend intergenerational opportunities.



    Chapter one: What is intergenerational practice?

    Chapter two: Moving beyond an annual carol service

    Chapter three: Global approaches to intergenerational practice

    Chapter four: Building societies where all generations come together

    Chapter five: Overcoming barriers to intergenerational practice

    Chapter six: The benefits of intergenerational learning and practice for students

    Chapter seven: The benefits of intergenerational practice for communities

    Chapter eight: How to make intergenerational practice work in education

    Chapter nine: Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to intergenerational practice

    Chapter ten: Planning for intergenerational practice

    Chapter eleven: Intergenerational practice in action

    Chapter twelve: Evaluating intergenerational projects

    Chapter thirteen: Social action and shifting perspectives




    Fey Cole is Further and Higher Education Lecturer, and a Teaching and Learning Advisor in Northern Ireland.