Results show that already a lot of activities related to this subject have been organized in schools and even more will be developed in the future.
More importantly, teachers believe that students and older people can learn from each other. This is the spirit of the project generations@school!
A total of 585 eTwinners replied to this online quick poll.
The results of the first question showed that already 46% of teachers knew about the generations@school project. We hope that after the poll, even more people will be aware of it!
Graph 1: Have you heard about the generations@school project, which is part of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, that seeks to engage students and older people in a dialogue between generations?
The large majority agrees with the concept of mutual learning through intergenerational exchange: 84,5% of the respondents state that students and older people can learn from each other.
Graph 2: Do you believe that students and older people can learn from each other?
We were positively surprised to learn that a large number of schools/classes have already organised an intergenerational activity in their class/school (42%). However, we were even happier to see that 58% of the respondents planned to develop activities, including intergenerational exchange, in the near future.
Graph 3 and 4: Have you already organised an intergenerational activity in your class/school? Do you plan to develop in the near future any activity including an intergenerational exchange in your class/school?
All in all, we can say that there is a strong interest in developing intergenerational activities in schools, as the majority of respondents believe that either students or older people can learn from the experience. We are encouraging you to develop activities of this type. Especially this year: it’s the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012!