Topic 1 Challenges of intergenerational learning.

Based on the long-time experience of European organizations acting in the intergenerational field, the main challenges in achieving effective communication between generations is identified as (, u.n.):

  • A mutual view that different generations will have no common subjects to discuss;
  • Predominant misconception that older adults and seniors alike are not keen in new technologies;
  • Young people’s busy lives;
  • There is a language barrier where changing words or meanings used by youngsters in everyday life are unknown to older generations;
  • Common conviction that there is a lack of possibilities to communicate successfully.

Source: Intergenerational communication –