TOY-PLUS Project Update - October 2017

October 10, 2017

TOY-PLUS Project Update - October 2017
As one of the main partners in the TOY-PLUS project (EU funded project under Erasmus + 2016 – 2018), the Beth Johnson Foundation has been busily involved in the development of an innovative online curriculum and methodology (MOOC) in intergenerational work for practitioners in early childhood education and care, social care and community development work.
The Beth Johnson Foundation has been responsible for the development of specific modules within the MOOC curriculum as well as supporting other partners with feedback on other modules developed for the MOOC. The primary modules The Beth Johnson Foundation has been responsible for developing include an Introduction to Intergenerational Learning, Planning and Organising a Successful Intergenerational Learning programme and the Development of a Sustainable Intergenerational Learning programme.
The next phase of the TOY-PLUS project will be to pilot this blended learning course entitled ‘Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach’ in five countries including the UK in Spring 2018. Practitioners participating to the piloting phase will also take part in an international training in Dublin (May 2018) with the purpose to enhance and enrich the social exchange and mutual learning tools provided by the MOOC. The course will be completed and evaluated at a transnational training event in Dublin with approximately 50 learners will participate in the pilot training. If you are based in the UK and are interested in participating in the pilot phase, please contact  info@toyproject.net. 
The Beth Johnson Foundation is also excited to note that we will have an advisory role in the development of the TOY quality stamp which is being developed for organisations and agencies including local authorities who wish to assess and improve their intergenerational practice involving young children and older people. More information about this will be available soon. 


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