Latest Publications

Intergenerational Learning in Practice: the TOY Book

December 19, 2019 |

A new academic book celebrating the very best of intergenerational learning from around the world has been pubished: Intergenerational Learning in Practice. Together Old and Young. Published by Routledge, the world’s learning academic publisher in Humanities and Social Sciences, it is hoped that Intergenerational Learning in Practice is the ‘go to’ text about intergenerational learning involving […]

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TOY Handbook for tutors and course developers

December 4, 2018 |

The ‘TOY Handbook for tutors and course developers’ provides background information and guidelines for tutors, educators and course developers who wish to provide professional development for adults in intergenerational learning (IGL). The course described in the Handbook is based on the TOY approach to IGL which primarily focusses on young children and older adults. This […]

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TOY for Inclusion ‘What Works Guide’

November 20, 2018 |

This TOY for Inclusion ‘What Works Guide’ documents the promising practices of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs, which support integration of Roma at local level. The practices and the accompanying recommendations are based on the evidence from the TOY for Inclusion project piloted in seven countries (visit also: The guide is designed […]

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TOY for Quality Programme Guidelines

November 8, 2018 |

The TOY for Quality Programme Guidelines provide information for practitioners working with intergenerational learning initiatives who wish to assess and improve the quality of intergenerational learning services and programmes. The purpose of the TOY for Quality Programme is threefold: 1. to support improvements in the quality of existing intergenerational initiatives and services 2. to provide organisations […]

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July 9, 2018 |

The ‘TOY for Inclusion Toolkit – A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations’, provides the necessary information to enable trainers and practitioners of different sectors to set-up and run play spaces for children, families and communities.

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TOY Position Paper

March 30, 2017 |

Together Old & Young: How should we live together? A spotlight on the benefits of contact between the youngest and the oldest citizens in our communities.

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Peer-reviewed article

August 23, 2016 |

This academic peer-reviewed article on IGL and cultural transmission has been published on the Czech Journal ‘Studia Paedagogica’ Vol 21, No2 (2016).

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TOY Toolkit

January 30, 2016 |

A Training Manual for Intergenerational Learning Initiatives

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Casestudies of IG practice

January 30, 2016 |

A Guide to Community-based Intergenerational Initiatives in Europe

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