Intergenerational family learning is rooted in all societies. It fosters a culture of learning in families, thereby helping to prevent children and young people from dropping out of school while motivating adults to (re)engage in learning themselves. By building bridges between formal, non-formal and informal learning, intergenerational family learning can improve literacy skills and contribute to the development of learning societies.
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has long been committed to promoting intergenerational approaches to literacy teaching and learning, especially in vulnerable communities. To further its work in this area, UIL is organizing an international workshop on ‘Developing a Resource Pack for Guiding Intergenerational Approaches to Learning’, which will take place from 23 to 25 November 2016. The workshop will draw on data on family learning gathered in the UNESCO Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database and the UIL publication Learning Families: Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning. Over the course of the workshop, experts from different regions with direct experience of intergenerational family learning will provide context specific information and examples that will be used to develop a resource pack for literacy stakeholders in UNESCO Member States.
To learn more about UIL’s work in family learning and intergenerational approaches to literacy teaching and learning, please visit: http://uil.unesco.org/literacy/learning-families.