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ERIC Number: EJ903467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Intergenerational Learning: Beyond the Jargon
Ayers, Edward L.; Narduzzi, James L.
Continuing Higher Education Review, v73 p218-223 Fall 2009
Opportunities for intergenerational learning abound on college campuses. The advantages of these experiences for both young and mature learners are well documented, particularly in the context of service learning, civic engagement, and other experiences outside the classroom. Less well documented but no less compelling are the advantages of intergenerational learning within the traditional classroom setting. At the University of Richmond, the vision of intergenerational learning is one where adult students share the college classroom with traditional-aged students, and cross-school collaboration is a central tenet of the learning experience for all students. This article presents why it is made a part of the institutional strategy, and some of the challenges the authors foresee in their efforts to create a meaningful and unique learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia