Intergenerational learning between teenagers and seniors with the help of computers
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This project has been developed with the help of the Educational Committee of Chiusa (in northern Italy) and by children of a local middle school. The students taught the elderly to use computers. On the other hand, the elderly people told stories about their lives and the teenagers wrote biographical narratives. This experience highlights different positive aspects: it promotes a respectful intergenerational exchange of skills; it provides seniors with basic computer skills, to gather information and to meet friends on the Internet; it provides access to self-organised learning. Finally, it is a precaution against loneliness in old age, when people are no longer as mobile as they once were.