Want to know more about intergenerational teaching and learning, the growth of programs in higher education, and ways to evaluate the effectiveness of programs? Expand the sections below to learn more about the who's, why's and what's of intergenerational exchange.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE): Intergenerational Resources
AGHE's web page serves as a vehicle for the exchange of information pertaining to international and national educational and programmatic resources related to the intergenerational field of study. Each resource includes up-to-date collected works compiled by AGHE"S Committee for Intergenerational Learning, Research, and Practice. The information is available to AGHE members as a free service.
The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (JIR)
JIR is the forum for scholars, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and advocates to stay abreast of the latest intergenerational research, practice methods and policy initiatives. This is the only journal focusing on the intergenerational field integrating practical, theoretical, empirical, familial, and policy perspectives.
This journal offers up-to-date original research in the fields of gerontology, adult education, and the social and behavioral sciences. Articles featuring outcome-based practical educational resources in gerontology for the educational professional, care provider, trainer, and student in such areas as: art, music, drama and recreational therapies; mental health, communication arts, social programs and policies; and, social work, nursing, physical and occupational therapies, financial planners, architecture and interior design, family relations and therapy, and religion and spirituality.
The mission of Generations United is to improve the lives of children youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit for all. Their webpages are filled with a variety of information about programs, resources, events, and more.
Penn State Intergenerational Program
We provide leadership and resource support for organizations interested in developing and studying intergenerational programs and activities that enrich people's lives and help address vital social and community issues.
Sánchez, M., & Kaplan, M. (2014) Intergenerational learning in higher education: Making the case for multigenerational classrooms. Educational Gerontology, 40 473-485.
The ADD LIFE European Tool Kit for Developing Inter-generational Learning in Higher Education (pdf)
The ADDing quality to LIFE Kit is designed to introduce you to the best practice in inter-generational learning developed in the ADD LIFE project. If you are interested in opening your University to mixed-age learners and investigating how the generations can learn from each other, you will find useful information in this Tool Kit. For more information on this initiative visit: http://add-life.uni-graz.at/.
Taking "Age" Out of Intergenerational Programs: A New Model for Connecting Older and Younger Adults in Classrooms and Communities AGHE Symposium, 2014, Denver, CO (PowerPoint)
Presenters: Joann Montepare (Lasell College), Carrie Andreoletti (Central Connecticut State University), Jennifer Leszczynski (Eastern Connecticut State University), Christine A. Fruhauf (Colorado State University), Anne Barrett (Florida State University)