Twenty-one students participated in this class survey to gague the impact of the Musée d’Orsay blog assignment on Huafan Universitiy’s sophmore class English Pronunciation Practice course curriculum.
1. Did creating your Musée d’Orsay blog assignment teach you anything about art?
–5% no, “Because I did not see any student blogs but I will try to search on the internet.”
2. If you answered yes, what did you learn?
-“I learned about artists’ knowledge.”
-“From styduing the paining “The Black Country” a learned that nothing is perfect. We destroy or lose something through evolution. All we can do is consider our actions and the damage.”
-“I learned about social issues connected in the pictures and the significant meanings overlooked in the arts.”
-“Looking at the pictures helped me express my thoughts and feelings while getting a better appreciation for art.”
-“I learned about the hard work of farmers and not to waste any food.”
-“I learned to think deeply about art. Usually, I just see art but not look at it closely. Now I will try to see how art is made and think about the story behind it.”
-“I learned that every painting has its own meaning and background.”
3. Did the assignment help you appreciated art? If so how?
-“If there is no art, we can’t achieve or imagine something such as better technique. For example the dream to go to outer space was first expressed in science fiction novels and then later realized through NASA.”
-“I learned many things from the artwork such has the ideas of the artists.”
-“Actually I do not consider myself to appreciate art much but this assignment helped me see how the arts are significant and meaningful. It broadened my horizons.”
-“Yes, I have not studied art since my mother made me learn art in school.”
-“From this assignment I will go to the library to learn more about art.”
4. Would you like to learn more about art in the future? If so what?
-“I would like to go to a museum with my friends.”
-“I am interested in the artists’ life. Maybe we can talk about the artists and their works.”
-“I would like to learn more sketching techniques to help me draw things I am interested in.”
-“I would like to learn about contemporary art.”
-“I would like to make more connections between the art and other academic subjects.”
-“I like it!. I hope to go to the U.S.A. and learn more about art in school.”
-“No, I love art. But I am not competent enough to be an artist.”
-“It made me feel good because you can learn English through art.”
-“I don’t like the arts and think it’s boring.”
5. Do you think there should be more connections made between the arts and English teaching at Huafan?
-“Although we study in the foreign language department we don’t realy understand the cultural background of foreign languages so art is a good way to help us understand culture and society.”
-“Yes, because we study liturature and need to conect to to culture. If the Professor can teach us more information on art we appreciate it.”
-“Yes. There is a chance that Huafan can become famouse for because the professors and instructors know artistic things very well.”
-“Huafan should make a class in English about art.”
-“We can learn English through the arts, film, and new graphic media.”
-“The class is more interesting with art.”
-“Huafan students seldom have the opportunity to learn about visual arts so I appreciate being able to learn about the arts through this assignment.”
-“Yes, because the arts are a part of life.”
-“No, because Huafan students do not like art.”