Steps Together: Children’s Experiences of Participation in Club Activities With the Elderly

Elina Weckström, Visa Jääskeläinen, Inkeri Ruokonen, Liisa Karlsson, Heikki Ruismäki

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The amount of time that children and elderly people spend alone has grown in recent years in Finland. Based on sociocultural theory, children’s development and learning occur in close interaction with the surrounding society, place, and time. The aim of this study is to research children’s experiences of participation in club activities for children and the elderly. The qualitative research data were collected by observing activities and interviewing children. The key factors in supporting children’s participation were common interests in rewarding activities. A warm atmosphere and humor during activities were also found to be important elements in creating positive interactions between children and the elderly.
TidskriftJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Sidor (från-till)273-289
Antal sidor17
StatusPublicerad - 2017
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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