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Dr Trudy Corrigan

The Benefits of Intergenerational Learning for Older and Younger People in Our Global World: Dr. Trudy Corrigan

Dr Trudy Corrigan, School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education recently presented her latest research entitled ‘The Benefits of Intergenerational Learning for Older and Younger People in Health, Education, Economic and Cultural Contexts in Our Global World’ at the third conference ‘Engaging Ageing ’21 “The Future of Ageing and the Silver Economy” hosted by the Age Friendly University (AFU).

The conference took place online between November 1-3, 2021. This three-day virtual conference offered an excellent opportunity to understand this emerging area of increased opportunities while helping to shape the concepts of the business opportunities relating to Future Ageing and the Silver Economy. It highlighted the opportunities of industry-academia partnership and research commercialisation to learn and develop prospects, hear new ideas and develop new thinking on ageing.

The DCU Intergenerational Learning Programme was one of the first DCU initiatives/flagships which has now developed into the DCU Age Friendly University Global networks. Trudy was vice-chair who together with the President and colleagues from DCU, Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Strathclyde, were the first three universities to develop the 10 Principles of an Age-Friendly University in 2012. These principles have now been developed by 51 colleges world wide. Trudy is currently developing research which embraces the knowledge, expertise and lived experience of older people to be used for high quality learning in higher education.  

Further details on Dr. Corrigan’s scholarship in intergenerational learning can be found at the following link.