ERIC Number: ED383930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Self-Direction in Adult Art Education.
Edelson, Paul J.
A proposed model for adult art education focuses on helping adults learn and practice art throughout their lives. Emphasis is on enhancing self-direction or learner control of the learning process and continued learning. This new construct encourages art educators to recreate their classrooms based upon an appreciation of the varied and unpredictable domain of artistic creativity. In doing so, art educators can encourage adults to embrace a more flexible and personal approach to their own art education that is based less on mastering aspects of a "discipline" or "disciplines" and more on achieving meaning and satisfaction from their endeavors. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and the Arts (4th, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 10-14, 1995).