Universitat de les Illes Balears (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2016 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 4348-4356
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.2078
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
The aim of this paper is to explain the international project called "Sharing Childhood" (2013-2015).

The project is embedded in the call Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, under the subprogram Grundtvig. The educational project aims at promoting interrelations among different generations in daily life educational spaces, specifically at schools. At the beginning of the experience we pursued two challenges. The first one was the knowledge about the improvement of the intergenerational relationships and the effects of the intervention in the context of the application of the program: participants, family, professionals and community. The second one was the elaboration of a good practices guide that allowed the application of the project in any European context. The project has been implemented with 12-year children, key age for sharing childhood. GIFES (Research and Educational Training and Research group) , from University of Balearic Islands was the coordinator of the project. The project also was implemented in Turkey (Afyonkarahisar) throught Bayat Halk Eğitim Merkezi Mudurlugu and Poland (Lodz) by Foundation for the development of the education system.

In Turkey, it was developed in one school, in Spain in three primary schools (4 lecture rooms), and in Poland as extra-curricular program in an association. Network between the three countries allowed the coordination of the project and the temporalisation and evaluation in the first year, for implementing and assessing it in the second year of the project. Furthermore, since the first year, we have worked collaboratively with the school professionals (directive staff and tutors, mostly) and with the senior people that participated in the implementations in the school.

Results of the project demostrated improve of seniors' and students' atittudes to other generation through pre and post test, also good levels of satisfaction of implementation sessions (8). Seniors´ and teachers' discussion groups also explain good levels of satisfation with Sachi project. All the information recopilated during 2 years of the project (regular meetings with international partners, with schools where the project was implementated and also with members of research team) was used in a best practice guide.
Intergenerational relationships, international projects, lifelong learning.