PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2010-1-FI1-GRU06-03027

Memory Matters - the Making of Social History

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Sisa-Savon kansalaisopisto (Sisa-Savo Adult Education Services)

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Adult education provider

    ADDRESS

    Kirkkokatu 1 – Suonenjoki

    CONTACT PERSON

    Kirsti Häkkinen

    Memory Matters - the Making of Social History

    This project will target older isolated people through using the technique of reminiscence work as a method to incorporate the objectives set out in the Life Long Learning programme and will involve a range of contexts, including rural areas, care/residential homes, ethnic minority communities and terminally ill older people. The project will support older people through reminiscence and heritage activity, help participants find a voice in national and international debates about learning and age, assist older people to access lifelong learning opportunities in their national context, and enhance their social integration and community cohesion. The project will involve learners in collecting stories and items from their past to be used in constructing memory boxes and publishing books and a website in the sharing of cultural experiences with younger generations (‘European memory bank’). Partners will also organise lectures on learning and aging issues, and study groups for improving memory skills. The existence of the partnership will allow partners to share their expertise and knowledge in working with older people and create an invaluable opportunity for each participating country to gain an insight into the traditions, history and cultures of the other groups.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Memory Matters

    The project focuses on working with older people and using reminiscence work to collect life stories through written and audio work, videos, films and photos. These have been hosted on a ning social networking site. The site has been used in the project to enable project members and learners to put up a range of material produced, including short films produced by Ireland, photos of the conference events and local activities, reports and some audio recordings of UK learners

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No