Bringing the Generations Together: Support from Learning Theory

From: Volume 2, Issue 2: Fall 2005, 25th Anniversary Issue Pages 319-333


In addition to briefly examining biblical and empirical support for intentional intergenerational ministry, the author primarily addresses the question: Why might intergenerational Christian experiences contribute significantly to faith and spiritual development? She integrates concepts from situated learning theory with some of Vygotsaky's sociocultural ideas to forge a learning macrotheory that explicates the basic learning principles at work in intergenerational Christian community. The author also offers practical ideas for those who desire to cultivate a more intergenerational outlook as well as some specific ways to bring the generations together.



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