The Model of i-GESS (Inter-Generational Engagement in Secondary Schools) for Intergenerational Interactions of University Students and Ageing People

Daniel W. L. Lai, Xue Bai, Olivia Lian, Alice Wong, Rebecca Lam, Jimmy Lee

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Abstract

Intergenerational interactions are important to facilitating understanding and relationship enhancement for people from different age cohorts. This presentation introduces the practice model of i-GESS, which offers a platform to re-connect both the youth and older generations for mutual understanding, respect, and trust. The model involves providing university students and aging people training and interaction opportunities on university campus in areas of ageism and stereotyping, generational gaps and commonalities? and intergenerational communication. The two age cohorts are facilitated to co-create intergenerational learning and interaction events for students in secondary schools. This presentation will introduce the theoretical basis and conceptual model of implementation of the i-GESS model. Preliminary research evidence collected through mixed method research methods of online survey and qualitative interviews show that the benefits include enhancing satisfaction with bring the three generational groups together for learning and activities, some improvement in knowledge and skills related to understanding of and interaction with people of different age groups, and correction of stereotypical views among the various age cohorts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication首届健康高校与主动健康研讨会论文集 = Proceedings of Inaugural Conference on Health Promoting Colleges and Active Health
Publisher北京师范大学香港浸会大学联合国际学院首届健康高校与主动健康研讨会组织委员会
Pages152-153
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2022
EventInaugural Conference on Health Promoting Colleges and Active Health -
Duration: 11 Jun 2022 → …

Conference

ConferenceInaugural Conference on Health Promoting Colleges and Active Health
Period11/06/22 → …

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