ACHF Arts Education
This music education series removes financial, transportation, and access barriers by bringing arts learning programs directly to life-long learners. Success is measured by: 1) attendance, which should stay constant or grow, 2) resident feedback, 3) a final formal evaluation, and 4) comments from activity directors. 2: Senior venues rarely offer formal educational courses. This seven-part series offers directed, sequential, formal music education to seniors. Success will be measured by conversation with and formal evaluations from the activity directors and participants regarding the length and quality of the seven-part series.
This arts learning opportunity was fully accessible: the seven-part series removed financial, transportation and access barriers to Minnesota seniors. To evaluate attendance a head count was taken at each presentation. The series was declared successful because of the numbers in the audiences. Two formal evaluations were also administered, one for the residents and one for Activity Directors. The very positive comments from both reflected accessibility and effectiveness in terms of learning. 2: Minnesota seniors received a seven-part series of music education programs which increased learning opportunities for them. The evaluation methods relied on informal conversations as well as a formal written evaluation. There were two distinct forms asked different questions-- the Activity Director form focused on their reporting of the residents' behavior, and the resident form which asked for rating and commenting on the programs. In some cases the residents were unable physically to write their comments so a number of volunteers and staff assisted and wrote the comments told by the residents.
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