01 SES 04 B, Professional Learning
The presentation deals with intergenerational learning in the school. Researching intergenerational learning in school environments (in basic and secondary schools), we wish to explore non-formal and informal learning within school curricula and activities for teachers, within support mechanisms for novice teachers provided by experienced teachers or mentors as well as within mechanisms of everyday sharing and cooperation (i.e. beyond intergenerational learning between adults and children). The importance and appeal of researching the topic of intergenerational learning in school is the stronger for the fact that developing teacher expertise and acquiring a non-formal status of an expert teacher is a slow and difficult process requiring expertise maintenance and renewal throughout the teaching career (Švaříček, 2011). This is another reason why the question how the specific situation in school is shared between generations (Lazarová, 2011) must be answered. It thus presents us with a relevant research goal.
Intergenerational learning as a research topic has been a relatively new addition to the educational sciences discourse despite its being an inseparable part of learning and education in the occupational and profession-related context. Hatton and Yeo (European Approaches to Inter-generational Lifelong Learning, 2008, p. 3) define intergenerational learning as “a process through which individuals of all ages acquire skills and knowledge but also attitudes and values, from everyday experience, all kinds of sources and in all ways in their own ‘lived worlds’”. The importance of intergenerational learning has recently been emphasized by many factors: population ageing, increasing chances of healthy old age, and prolonged job careers create opportunities for several generations meeting in the workplace; knowledge in its turn economy increases the need for creating, expanding and sharing knowledge; etc.
Research project "Intergenerational Learning in Various Social Environments" is supported by Czech Science Foundation (GA13-07234S). The objective of the project is to describe and explain processes of intergenerational learning in the workplace, at school and in the community – in three environments with a significant potential for this type of learning. The findings will help to develop the knowledge base and the – so far underdeveloped – theory of intergenerational learning. The main research question of the research is: What and how do members of different generations learn and which opportunities for mutual learning do they get in situations in their work life?
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Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
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Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
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Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
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