Can Storyline help bridge the gap between the generations? The answer is most certainly,’Yes! This was impressively demonstrated when teachers from Ringstabekk skole in Norway last Monday met up with Pip Tench and Ged Stanton at St. Thomas Moore High School in Newcastle, England.
We got to see several examples about how young pupils were mixed with elderly people to encourage learning through Storyline. One Storyline was about Trench Warfare, another was named “A Town for the Future.” The oldest persons contributing were 101-years old! Meeting three students who were part of this Storyline experiment confirmed the impression of how this approach can help to build self-esteem. The students were so excited when talking about their work. Intergenerational learning is in many ways unexplored territory and the visit to Newcastle gave many ideas about how it can be done effectively.
Thanks to Pip and Ged for being so generous! Knut Aage Teigen, Marit Loekke and Inger-Elisabeth Haugerud , Ringstabekk skole, Bærum, Oslo, Norway.