ICDI launched the TOY Programme in 2012 with the objective to bring young children and older people together. It was a success and nowadays, TOY still continues to foster a vibrant community of practice on intergenerational learning, promoting connections between generations.
TOY uses different approaches to facilitate exchange of knowledge and good practices across Europe and beyond, such as events, publications, the lively TOY website, two active projects (TOY-PLUS and TOY for Inclusion) and now also an online course for practitioners!
Are you interested in bringing older adults and young children together to share knowledge, skills, values and have fun? If yes, then the TOY online course “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach” is what you are looking for!
Through this online course you will learn about intergenerational practice with young children (0 – 8 years old) and older adults (65+ years old) and you will discover practical ways to create opportunities for good quality and sustainable intergenerational learning activities.
Who is this course for?
This online course is designed for anyone who wishes to participate in continuing professional development in intergenerational learning. There is no requirement for prior knowledge or experience in this area of practice.
The course is relevant for early childhood education and care practitioners, primary school teachers (working with 4 to 8 year-olds), social care practitioners and volunteers working with older adults and community development workers.
What are the learning objectives?
- Understand the concept of intergenerational learning.
- Be able to outline the benefits of bringing different generations together especially young children and older adults in a meaningful way.
- Realise how intergenerational learning can be applied within a wide range of contexts and settings.
- Plan and take steps towards implementing an intergenerational learning activity involving young children and older people.
- Become familiar with tools and techniques used to facilitate qualitative and sustainable intergenerational activities
Structure of the course
The online course is offered in English and it is free of charge.
It consists of four weekly Modules containing videos, articles, self-assessment activities, discussion forums, quizzes and games.
Each Module requires approximately 6 hours study.
On successful completion of the course you can request your Certificate of Achievement.
More information can be found at this link.
How can you participate?
The TOY online Course will start on 15 October 2018. REGISTER HERE!