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Build knowledge with multi generational relationships in the framework of post-secondary research and university work.


Innovative dimension:

One of the dimensions that has guided the construction of this project is the factor of innovation. From the different viewpoints professionals, participation in debates, survey results, desires and needs that are manifested between the senior generation has reached the state of affairs which highlights the need to assess and recognize know this generation that is growing not only in number of people but it has more accumulated knowledge for reasons of training, experience and qualifications. It is innovative because it is based on predetermined solutions but seeks alternatives to find a new way of acting that affects the interests and needs of modern society and so opens up new opportunities especially for the senior generation is presenting a profile more differential in relation to the past. The project affects, then, that proposed a change of perspective, unlike other actions performed, focusing on targets in the knowledge and experiences accumulated throughout life and not proposed any physical health and leisure . It aims to respond to the interest of society to be more active in a recognized knowledge and influence to continue discussion areas of knowledge, participating in projects, sharing skills which deprives it compatible with the time other interests.

Socializing dimension:

Personal relationships and group unless there are grouped by certain groups but more broadly framed in systems theory (Bronfenbrenner (1979) based on the idea that the general context is where it is possible building relationships and bonds that are generalized to other systems around people and are the framework to analyze, understand and strengthen the processes of adaptation. Socializing dimension of the project is therefore clear impact on the relationship between different generations: Junior, senior and middle generations, occur within the education system or community to enhance cooperation in the process of knowledge construction, mentorizant research work, which has reversed the improvement of the same society because knowledge is not forgotten or stagnant but is constructed on an ongoing collaboration with all those promoting communication relations between all generations, will contribute to social transformation through perspective of different stakeholders, extending the current look to these groups, to respect each other and live together because it abstains links with specific activities in different spaces. The contribution and involvement in the research undertaken by persons belonging to the younger generation or intermediate within the framework of formal education institutions and study possible to extend the range of topics and knowledge and research strengthens social bonds, to increase knowledge of all generations with the exchange that took place. This cooperation results in benefit of all generations and adds value to the learning processes that take place. Each generation has its well defined role: The protagonist junior generation of research will expand the repertoire of subjects of study offered by the center where they are pursuing their education. The generation professional: teachers and community agents tutor students work both the approach and monitoring, taking responsibility, implementation, planning and evaluation work and communicating with senior person in order to coordinate support can be given. This project focuses therefore on two fundamental aspects:
  • Increased relational network promoting links between generations in a context in which it typically does not occur and create a new scenario that can promote better mutual understanding between young and old and an exchange of views regarding the world who share and which coexist and each generation brings its knowledge which allows recognition, to value cultural capital, optimize the knowledge of experienced seniors, often forgotten and optimize the experience throughout the business or personal life have accumulated, which must be able to reverse such talent accumulated in the social environment. 
  • Decrease stereotypes that exist in a reciprocal and can only diminish mutual understanding and a shared experience to deepen both visions, interpretations, knowledge and ways of reacting. This is not reached general agreements unless promote understanding and promote respect.
Affective and symbolic dimension of identity:

Social changes obviously affect on people, the rhythm, the lifestyle, the way each is in this company and collectively are human groups which affects the representations received and responsibilities of each generation from images and judgments. These changes are taking place in perceptions and are accepted more quickly in relation to the interpretation of childhood, youth, body images, objects (telephone, car, ...) and contexts (cities, utilities ...) training, professional experience, the media and the senior generation. The project aims to influence a change of perspective to make visible the symbolic potential of this generation and their interests so that these changes reduce the stereotypes that are still binding with age and contribute to social transformation to see old age as a vital process that brings maturity to people and not as a state homogeneous expiry putting more emphasis on the possible indifference and apathy of the people, an attitude that can occur at any age by changing the symbolic aspects linked to the past and to focus look no recognition of knowledge and experience of the people of these generations because they can distinguish different stages homogenous nothing between them. From this approach is anticipated to generate a challenge senior individual institutions and professionals involved in health care and focusing on the process known as active aging idea arises from the need for the society offers opportunities for all in order to improve the quality of life. It is also known that to improve the aging person must join and participate in social settings and wide variety in order to be useful and necessary knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the community and the creation of collective wealth . When the person can feel useful and respected, affects their physical and emotional wellbeing. With the participation in the research of the junior generation is affected this learning that fosters knowledge generation and update senior regenerate.

Participatory dimension:

The proposed methodology for the development of the project is the participatory action research with contributions and collaboration of all stakeholders. This includes participatory dimension clearly interpreted the concept of citizenship not as a political or economic relationship between the individual and society, but a form of behavior and positive relationship called civility that should be given to the space civilian life in institutions such as the family, school, friendship groups, the environment. The civic educates and is educated and therefore learn within civil society and encourages the person has a particular way of being in the world. So look beyond receiving any rights and benefits arising from individual legal status, to see the person from their civil status implies, involves and invites you to participate, to move for the sake of collective responsibility Rid and collaborate with others in building community life. (Walzer, 1996). This approach leads to the realization of specific activities, based on free choice and arrangement of the groups members. A project that involves different generations can only be implemented with the aim of promoting active citizenship, which turns out to be a "school of civility" and plays a revitalizing the social culture and have an educational effect on the community at the same time allows, everyone involved, develop in society which forms part, feel good in actions that are valued, to take part in joint projects, being in the world actively, which favors the recognition, coexistence and be not only users of services, right, but active agents for change. The project, in the framework of this dimension, encourages people who perform, engage as active subjects in formulating new proposals and decisions to improve the optimization of learning and knowledge for all those involved changing attitudes and getting all future generations because this approach is a common way of life sharing knowledge and experiences of all generations.

Dimension collaborative projects with other sectors of society:

Another core dimensions of this project is its linkage with other projects or programs are developed and implemented in the context involving other persons, institutions or sectors that seek the improvement of society and promote the changes affect all generations. In this sense we can see that there is a clear link with projects related to health and wellness as a way of enhancing health as not merely the absence of disease but promoting wellness. In this sense also speak of mental health, social health therefore be the welfare of the person in all aspects of his life. The link with cultural projects is also essential in relation with the research projects will cover all the cultural, historical, social, technical .. that can be generated which allows not to lose the historical memory and deepen cultural wealth community.

Temporal dimension:

At the moment there is the implementation of the project seeks to logically understand the time dimension that allows short-range, medium and long term can be assessed and especially those aspects that are more or emergency travel. This project is not realized as a program but as a new way of seeing and acting with regard to the construction of knowledge are shared, collaborative and permanent from the relationships between the different generations. In this sense there is a vision that looks as reactive impact and in what direction to change reality so that it can be the result of a permanent progress. Because of the magnitude of change that can represent this way of relating and to advance learning and knowledge falls logically vision preactiva as a preamble to the action as it is to analyze and anticipate difficulties, opportunities, resources to prepare for the change that can prevent failures and difficulties definitely not the realization of a project. Finally, the project has a proactive vision as well act for the expected improvement in the process is the need to revise those actors, the institutions and the social changes that may have occurred and the possible adjustments to improve all aspects of the project.

Programmatic dimension: targets for each group:

Finally, from the exhibition of the principles that give strength to the project logically specific programmatic dimension of the process for its execution: it is important to formulate clearly the main objectives, avoiding a structure that can hinder their understanding.

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