Together Old and Young:
An Intergenerational Approach

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toy-plus-logo1 Introduction to the course:

Are you interested in bringing older adults and young children together? Do you want to know more about intergenerational learning? We offer you the unique opportunity to join the online course, “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach”.

Intergenerational Learning brings together people from different generations to share knowledge, skills, values and have fun together. Intergenerational Learning can make an important contribution to bridging the gap between different social groups in society.

The online course “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach” is unique in its focus on young children (0 – 8 years old) and older adults (65+ years old) and aims to promote awareness and expertise to support you in developing good quality, sustainable intergenerational practice. Through this course you will learn about intergenerational practice and discover practical ways to create opportunities for Intergenerational Learning in your own area.

toy-plus-logo1 Who is this course for:

This online course is designed to help anyone who wishes to provide continuing professional development opportunities in Intergenerational Learning. There is no requirement for participants to possess prior knowledge or experience on Intergenerational Learning.

This course is relevant for those who are:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care practitioners;

  • Primary school teachers (working with 4 to 8 year-olds);

  • Social Care practitioners working with older adults;

  • Community development workers i.e. practitioners and volunteers working in community groups such as those linked to community social and cultural centres; sports clubs, scouting or religious institutions;

  • Practitioners and volunteers working in libraries and museums;

  • Educational specialists in non-formal learning;

  • In leadership positions in any of the above areas.


toy-plus-logo1 Learning Objectives:

toy-plus-logo1 Structure of the course:

Level Beginners: no prior knowledge of Intergenerational Learning required
Commitment 4 weeks, 6 hours/week
Language English
How to earn the TOY Certificate Upgrade your account, complete the course and have a minimum of 80% success rate in all quizzes
Cost Free (upgrade costs required to achieve a Certificate)
What it includes articles, videos, games, discussion forums and quizzes

toy-plus-logo1 Payment Plans



Cost: 0 Cost: 50

Access to this course for 6 weeks
Includes all videos, articles, self-assessment activities, discussion forums, quizzes and games

Unlimited access to this course
Includes all videos, articles, self-assessment activities, discussion forums, quizzes and games
Certificate of Achievement to prove your successful completion of the course, provided you have 80% success rate on the quizzes

toy-plus-logo1 How to navigate in the course environment:

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toy-plus-logo1 Creators:

This course was developed by:

Anne Fitzpatrick, Carmel Gallagher
Dublin Institute of Technology
Julie Melville
Beth Johnson Foundation
Vicki Titterington and Lynne Bennett
Linking Generations Northern Ireland
Margaret Kernan and Giulia Cortellesi
International Child Development Initiatives
Vicky Maratou (instructional design) and
Ioannis Kalemis (technical development & maintenance)

Hellenic Open University

DAISSy Research Group

in the framework of the European Erasmus Plus project

"Together Old And Young: Practitioners Learning And Upscaling Skills"

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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