Promotion of project LinguaCuisine at the infoday on Intergenerational Learning
The Infoday on Intergenerational Learning titled “Learning from Generation to Generation” was held with success and remarkable participation at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa – G. Katsigras Museum, on 29 November 2018. The event was co-organized by the DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr/en/), the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa, the “Hippocrates in Larissa” Association and the Larissa Deputy Mayor of Social Policy, as part of the “Larissa learning city” initiative.
The main objective of the event was to present the results of the European project TOY+: Together Old and Young, which was implemented as a Strategic Partnership under the Erasmus + program, with the participation of DAISSy as the partner responsible for the development of the relevant Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The audience consisted mainly of educators and trainers, cultural sector professionals and local policy makers.
At the beginning of the Infoday, the Deputy Mayor of Social Policy, Mr. Dimitris Deligiannis, the Regional Director of Education of Thessaly, Mrs. Eleni Anastasopoulou, and the Vice-President of the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa, Mrs. Anni Psarra, addressed welcome speeches.
Then, Dr. Achilleas Kameas, Professor of Hellenic Open University, presented the TOY+ project, as well as the research activities of the DAISSy group and the projects in which the group participates. Among them, Prof. Kameas presented extensively the LinguaCuisine project, as a good practice for training young and elderly people in linguistic and digital skills, while having fun at the same time. He detailed the training and certification methodology and presented the authoring and social tools developed in the project, inviting the attendants to register in the platform.
In conclusion, the Infoday has been a major success, attracting more than 80 participants, and has also gained considerable visibility in local press and media. The participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices about intergenerational learning and the acquisition of digital skills, to discuss the benefits of the actions and the obstacles they face, and to create synergies to address them.