Learning Together: Our Reflections on Connecting People and Practices in Intergenerational Meaning-Making Experiences

  • Lori McKee
  • Tara-Lynn Scheffel
Keywords: intergenerational; literacy; literacy practices; relationships


This article is a reflection on our experiences as researchers / research assistants in five different intergenerational settings. We envision the entangled nature of connections in intergenerational meaning making and explore this theme of connection as it occurs between people (children and elders) and across meaning-making practices. We identify three principles that support meaning making in both intergenerational and monogenerational settings.

Special Issue - Reconceptualizing children, teaching and learning through intergenerational programming