Online course Together Old and Young An Intergenerational Approach
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! The next TOY Course will start on 4 March 2019 and registration will be open from 4 February 2019.
The online course is free and is offered in English. It consists of four weekly Modules containing videos, articles, self-assessment activities, discussion forums, quizzes and games. Each module requires approximately 6 hours of study. On successful completion of the course you can upgrade your account at a cost of 50 Euro to receive the TOY Certificate of Achievement and have unlimited access to the course contents beyond the 6-week open period.
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. However, there is no requirement for prior knowledge or experience in this area of practice.
The Together Old and Young (TOY) demonstrated clear benefits of learning together for both young children and older adults and for communities at large. This included mutual understanding, improved feelings of well-being, decreased loneliness and satisfaction from sharing knowledge and experience with children and enhanced social cohesion. The TOY Program aims to extend these benefits to more children and older adults in more communities and in more countries.