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How can we use analogous thinking to inspire our learning?

Analogies can be especially helpful in highlighting innovative approaches from other sectors, issues or communities that might be successfully applied to our challenge here.

What are other experiences or offerings that successfully lower barriers to participation in other contexts? Where do we see success in activating people of any age to try something new, ask for help or support one another through an exchange of knowledge or skills? Think about organisations, community groups, religions, or sports clubs. What can we learn from these analogies?

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Mentors are often defined as a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them develop solutions, often successfully applied to education or career advancement. As someone in their 40s, 50 is beginning to look young!

Mentors are often defined as a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them develop solutions, often successfully applied to education or career advancement. As someone in their 40s, 50 is beginning to look young!

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Nowadays, one of the most important desires in the younger generation is to have new experiences, be it by travelling ,adventure activities etc. 

One such experience could be a social cause that guarantees new experiences along with fun and defini

Nowadays, one of the most important desires in the younger generation is to have new experiences, be it by travelling ,adventure activities etc. One such experience could be a social cause that guarantees new experiences along with fun and defini

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It's tiresome to discuss different generations in terms of broad characteristics, and in the context of mentorship, those distinctions might not be very relevant. Rather than creating a clever, instrumental way to contrive a symbiotic interaction to

It's tiresome to discuss different generations in terms of broad characteristics, and in the context of mentorship, those distinctions might not be very relevant. Rather than creating a clever, instrumental way to contrive a symbiotic interaction to

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“What are other experiences or offerings that successfully lower barriers to participation in other contexts?” This sentence transported me back in time about 10 years, making me think about my first day of summer camp. I was suddenly that awkward, u

“What are other experiences or offerings that successfully lower barriers to participation in other contexts?” This sentence transported me back in time about 10 years, making me think about my first day of summer camp. I was suddenly that awkward, u

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Designs on Aging is IDEO's collective manifesto on global aging. Through this project, IDEO Munich created a video that surfaces and challenges the way we tend to talk about aging. Through several interviews, the video explores new language like, "Mi

Designs on Aging is IDEO's collective manifesto on global aging. Through this project, IDEO Munich created a video that surfaces and challenges the way we tend to talk about aging. Through several interviews, the video explores new language like, "Mi

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Most of the contributors fall beyond the target demographic. I am 19 years old, so I know quite a bit about what motivates the millennial generation to act. I've also been a mentor many times in my life to people of all ages. From these experiences I

Most of the contributors fall beyond the target demographic. I am 19 years old, so I know quite a bit about what motivates the millennial generation to act. I've also been a mentor many times in my life to people of all ages. From these experiences I

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It's the age old cliche' "If i only knew then what i know now".

Ironically, the knowledge exists, you just need to go and find it. Australia's peak mentoring Body - http://www.youthmentoring.org.au/ contains tonnes of information, seminars, guides

It's the age old cliche' "If i only knew then what i know now". Ironically, the knowledge exists, you just need to go and find it. Australia's peak mentoring Body - http://www.youthmentoring.org.au/ contains tonnes of information, seminars, guides

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Forbes Magazine published an article "7 Ways to Motivate Millennial Workers," which brings up great points on how we might engage our 15-24 yo in mentorship opportunities. A few relevant points to this challenge: 1. Explain the Vision and Purpose beh

Forbes Magazine published an article "7 Ways to Motivate Millennial Workers," which brings up great points on how we might engage our 15-24 yo in mentorship opportunities. A few relevant points to this challenge: 1. Explain the Vision and Purpose beh

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Vygotsky argues in his text "The development of higher psychological processes" that the connections between the use of tools and language affect psychological functions especially perception corroborating the fact of how the environment and objects

Vygotsky argues in his text "The development of higher psychological processes" that the connections between the use of tools and language affect psychological functions especially perception corroborating the fact of how the environment and objects

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Everyone loves to get down, right? It doesn't matter your age! Responsive technologies like Xbox, Wii, etc  are now being explored for use for mobility, balance, and cognitive abilities.

Everyone loves to get down, right? It doesn't matter your age! Responsive technologies like Xbox, Wii, etc are now being explored for use for mobility, balance, and cognitive abilities.

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Career Skills Incubator is excited to announce our intergenerational mentorship program.
Currently we are looking for the following:
-Senior citizens to be volunteer mentors (see below for more information)
-Younger people who are unemployed or un

Career Skills Incubator is excited to announce our intergenerational mentorship program. Currently we are looking for the following: -Senior citizens to be volunteer mentors (see below for more information) -Younger people who are unemployed or un

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