Never Too Old to Learn: Lifelong Learning Strategies for Volunteers of Digital Art Exhibition (77315)

Session Information: Lifelong Learning & Resiliency in Education
Session Chair: Xiao Fang Bi

Thursday, 28 March 2024 13:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In 1972, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced the "Faure Report-Learning to Be" which emphasized lifelong education as the primary goal of education. Lifelong learning strategies become significant that tackle the challenges, impacts and changes facing the emerging information society. In Taiwan, volunteer group is one form that provides adults lifelong learning recurrently. In this paper, learning strategies for volunteers of digital art exhibition is concerned. Technology-based art is now featured in many exhibitions due to its growing popularity. However, the volunteers working at such digital art exhibitions are often amateurs or retirees in reality. They are usually unfamiliar with operations of digital devices and equipment, the essence of modern art, and the ways to appreciate digital artworks. All these difficulties make it way more challenging for them to provide visitors with proper guidance and services. This study explores volunteers' willingness to participate, current involvement, and challenges encountered in digital art exhibitions. Six interviews were conducted with exhibition staff, volunteers, artist, and visitors from 241 Art Space in Taiwan to illustrate their volunteering experiences. According to the interviews, collaborative learning is suggested as a strategy. It allows volunteers to learn together, engage emotionally, and better understand digital art. The process also makes it easier to turn artistic ideas into tangible content and boosting volunteers' confidence. The conclusion drawn from this paper can be applied to various kind of volunteer groups for lifelong learning.

Yu-Chuan Cheng, China University of Technology, Taiwan
Chih Yi Hsu, China University of Technology, Taiwan
Yuan Hsun Chuang, China University of Technology, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Yuan Hsun Chuang is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at China University of Technology in Taiwan

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