Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs - An inter-generational learning workshop

University of Glasgow, Urban Big Data Centre
7 Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RZ
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 12:30

Seminar Series: 

You are all invited to a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research on February 24 from 12:30-16:00 at the Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

Speakers include Jane Watts of NIACE, Tiina Tambaum, Tallin University, Estonia and Alison Clyde, National Development Officer at Generations Working Together.

Full details are attached. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

PLEASE NOTE: A full report on this event may be found here.

Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs A half-­-day seminar to introduce aspects of inter-generational learning, tutoring and research

Lunch will be available at 12:30 with presentations and discussion from 13:00


Mike Osborne, Professor  of Adult and Lifelong Learning, University of Glasgow - Introduction and What Big Data will tell us  about Lifelong Learning in Glasgow

Mike Osborne is Director of CR&DALL. His main interests in research and development are in widening  participation to higher education, teaching and learning in higher education, the VET/HE interface,  the development of learning cities and regions, and the use of Big Data in Education. He is a  principal investigator within the ESRC funded Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow,  and will speak about some of the work of the centre as it pertains to lifelong learning.

Jane Watts, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE) - Community  Learning  approaches  to  solidarity  between  the  generations -­ inter or multi-generational?

Jane Watts was formerly a NIACE Programme Manager in the Learning in Communities area with  responsibility for older learners, the third sector, and equality and diversity. Jane led NIACE’s  work on older learners – projects included the Mid-­- Life Career Review project supported by the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  and  the  National  Older Learners’ Group. Jane’s  work focused on developing and leading projects, research and  evaluations,  and  work  on  the  strategic direction of adult learning, particularly in regard to inclusion – whether in the labour  market or to learning opportunities.

She has had a long involvement with European projects and policy, and extensive experience of  developing partnerships involving further and higher education learning providers, third sector  organizations and statutory bodies as well as experience of developing and delivering CPD and  capacity building provision for community based learning provider managers.

Tiina Tambaum, Tallinn University - Inter-generational learning of internet skills in Estonia

Tiina Tambaum is a junior research fellow at the Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn  University, and she teaches Geragogy classes for postgraduate students at the Institute of  Educational Sciences. The aim of her doctoral theses is to construct a learning and instruction  model for teenagers to be used in teaching Internet skills to older people. She has published  academic articles about older learners in mixed-­-age learning groups, older rural men’s readiness  and their obstacles  to  passing  on  their  skills  and  knowledge,  and  the  social  involvement  of   people  with  self-­-reported  activity limitations. During recent years Tiina has introduced themes of older people’s learning and  activity, including older men's (in)activity to the Estonian public through a number of articles in  the mainstream media.

Alison Clyde, National Development Officer at Generations Working Together - Intergenerational work promoting wider achievement and building effective external partnerships

Alison Clyde is National Development Officer for Generations Working Together (GWT) and is  responsible for managing and developing all aspects of organisation’s programme including  developing and supporting 31 local intergenerational networks across Scotland. GWT aims to support  and develop intergenerational practice throughout Scotland in order to reduce age stereotyping,  improve community cohesion and encourage lifelong learning. Intergenerational practice covers a  wide variety of projects and activities, which are undertaken, with the aim of bringing younger and  older people together. Alison will speak about GWT’s networks and training programme and the  benefits of intergenerational work and how it fits within a Scotland wide context. For the past two  years Alison has also volunteered as a board trustee for Deafblind Scotland and Town Break (a small  local dementia charity). Alison has over 20 years of management/project development and  volunteering experience and has worked in the public/private and third sector.

Numbers are strictly limited for this event so please book early.

RSVP to [email protected]

Please note that lunch will be served at 12:30

The University of Glasgow wishes to thank the British Society of Gerontology for their support of this event.

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