Module 6 Planning an intergenerational project

Learning Objectives

After completing Module 6, learners will be able to:


  • Understand each generation’s motivating factors and influences – be able to identify common traits and trends among learners.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different steps of an intergenerational learning project and ability to set learning goals and corresponding tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication strategies and the ability to adapt them to different target audiences/learners. Determine how to collaborate with and appreciate the uniqueness of each generation.
  • Recognise the challenges that are present when connecting individuals across the generational gap.


  • Develop different learning modules based on the interests, needs and learning models of different age groups.
  • Utilise age and culture diversity for the benefit of learners.
  • Allocate tasks and responsibilities effectively, based on each learner’s existing skills and desired learning outcomes. 
  • Be able to differentiate between the roots of the challenges that arise between generations.
  • Respond accordingly to each challenge faced by your intergenerational team.
  • Make use of the common traits identified between generations in order to unite individuals within the programme.

Responsibilities and Autonomy:

  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and handle a possible crisis that might occur during an intergenerational learning project/ activity.
  • Demonstrate competence in overcoming challenges and leading an intergenerational team.
  • Constantly evaluate the learning outcomes and support the finding of solutions to different communication problems based on following a common goal.
  • Equip learners with the ability to design their own intergenerational learning project/activity.