Intergenerational Learning Professor Richard Haynes and Sports Heritage
• An intergenerational sport heritage project in the south of Glasgow. • Using historical sports media, oral history and experiential learning. • Exploring links between the sporting past and future wellbeing Overview
Research Issue • The pilot research and community project aimed to explore interpretations of local sports heritage between different generations in order to understand how the concept of heritage is understood, contested and authenticated, and assess the role and value of sports heritage for cultural and social change. • The project investigated the cultural transmission of sporting cultures of the past, and its influence over, or disconnection from, contemporary sporting practices of young people.
RESEARCH AIMS & OBJECTIVES AIM OBJECTIVE ➡ Intergenerational Broaden connections between clubs and young people Communication ➡Engage young people in sport & exercise. ➡Shared pride in local sporting history. ➡ Raise awareness of sport in the community and its Community Heritage value to local heritage. ➡ Draw on the multi-disciplinary knowledge of the PI to connect sport, media and history. ➡ Archival Interpretation To engage communities in the use and interpretation of sports films and visual culture. and Use ➡ Explore the value of film and visual culture for educational and heritage purposes. ➡ Connecting the Past, Enable communities to explore the continuities & transformations in sports cultures in their localities. Present and Future ➡ Produce sustainable connections and positive social values around sport. ➡ Caring for the Provide school children with a range of experiences and transferable skills which meet the pathways to Community learning as part of Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence
Co-Creation of Methodology With historians With the school With the clubs
What we did • VISIT SPORTING VENUES AND MUSEUMS • STUDY LOCAL HISTORIES OF SPORTS CLUBS • TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES • INTERPRET PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS • CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF SPORTING THEMES • PLAY THE DIFFERENT SPORTS
CHILDREN USED OLD MAPS WITH GOOGLE MAPS, PHOTOS AND FILM TO FORM A SENSE OF LOCAL SPORTING HISTORY
Recording people's memories • Capturing people's memories of the sporting past for the future. • Children prepared a list of questions in class before going on the field trips. • Children had the opportunity to ask the questions and delve in to the reminiscences of people who have memories of playing sport in Shawlands 20, 30, and even 40 years ago.
From sporting past to sports practice
Pupils linked old sports photos to Google Maps via the app HISTORYPIN to create a ‘digital mapping’ of sports heritage in the south of Glasgow
• The school hosted a coffee morning for parents, club representatives and sports professionals, to view their work.
Intergenerational interpretation of media sports heritage has four potential benefits: • Creates meaning around life experience (playing and watching sport) • It identifies a shared communal resource which are: 1. Material - photos, film, places and objects 2. Discursive - stories, traditions, experiences • Promotes community participation within a given social configuration (sport in the southside of Glasgow) • Intergenerational learning creates personal histories for: 1. Children - a sense of place, civic engagement, generational. 2. Adults - pride, identification with a club/sport, generational.