Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching

ISSN

1933-4850

Volume

3

Issue

47

First Page

57

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The Co-mentoring Project matched developmental psychology students with older adult volunteers for an intergenerational learning experience. Students conducted a biopsychosocial life review to increase understanding of older adult development and the continuity in lifespan development. Each student developed a summary paper containing the older adult's life history, a developmental analysis, and personal reflection. A project description, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, and an overview of its outcomes are presented. The project goal was accomplished; students positively evaluated learning outcomes and displayed a significant increase in knowledge about older adults and aging. Implications for college instructors are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)

Publication Information

Zucchero, R. A. (2008). The co-mentoring project: Overview and outcomes. Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 3, 47-57.