Visual art learning preferences of older adults

dc.contributor.advisorBolin, Paul Erik, 1954-
dc.creatorMoore, Suzanne Philley
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T13:58:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T13:58:29Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to determine visual art learning preferences of older adult participants of museum and senior recreation center programs. Through a series of interviews and questionnaires administered to older adults, I sought to identify preferred learning formats, art media, areas of study, and popular learning goals so that local education institutions can plan effective programs to serve the older adult population. It was determined that subjects preferred the learning topics of history, places and cultures, fitness and health, religion and spirituality, and nature. The most popular art media were painting, photography, crafts, drawing, and textile arts. Preferred learning formats were field trips, hands-on activities, individual projects, short series, and lectures. The most popular learning goals were determined to be spending quality time with a loved one, personal growth, making new friends, enjoyment, and social connection. The conclusion offers program development strategies to art educators.en_US
dc.description.departmentArt Educationen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2CV4BX6R
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/46906
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject.lcshArt--Study and teaching--Texas--Austin
dc.subject.lcshOlder people--Education--Texas--Austin
dc.titleVisual art learning preferences of older adultsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArt Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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