Two new courses at Residential College 4 tackle ageism through co-creation of intergenerational bonding activities (17 April 2024, NUSNews)

The challenge of creating and pitching the curriculum (UTC2732 ‘Rethinking Ageing: Potential for Integration’ and UTC2733 ‘Rethinking Age: Potential for Connection’) to three different generations in two-hour sessions over 12 weeks was not lost on course facilitator Dr Lynette Tan. “At NUS we are taught to be reflective teachers. This particular practice was something that went into overdrive this semester,” shared Dr Tan.

However, she found herself pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic participation from the Queenstown Secondary School students, older people from FaithActs and Esther Active Ageing Centres, as well as RC4 undergraduates.

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