Journal of Research in Science Teaching
In the typical mode of formal schooling, adults and youngsters interact within boundaries of clearly defined roles in which teachers teach and students learn. An alternative format is one in which not only adults teach children, but children teach adults, as multiple generations work together on a topic of common concern to their community. Evidence of the benefits of an intergenerational, community-based approach to science education is emerging in various parts of the world.
Gallagher, James J. and Hogan, Kathleen, "Intergenerational, Community-Based Learning and Science Education" (2000). Intergenerational. 27.