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Intergenerational learning in a high school environment

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Active living and continuing learning are important to the well-being of seniors. As the generation of so-called baby boomers approach retirement, the same public schools built to accommodate their compulsory schooling are now being considered as sites for intergenerational learning. This article explores one such project where seniors learning alongside adolescents work together in music performance, creating new types of relationships and learning practices.
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Keywords: age stereotyping; community of practice; intergenerational; lifelong learning; social identity

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: McGill University.

Publication date: 2008-05-01

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