Cross-curriculum is a buzz word often used in educational policies and academic studies to encourage broader thinking throughout the subject areas. Moreover, as the Musée d’Orsay class survey indicates cross-curriculuar learning can be meaningful and transformative. The survey participants were 33 students attending Huafan University’s English Pronunciation Practice sophomore class. The survey was administered in class on Wednesday December 30th.
As the survey results indicate the Musée d’Orsay blog assignment has provided the opportunity for students to learn about aspects of the visual arts including art history, painting, and sculpture through the museum’s on-line collection.
Overall, administers and educators at Huafan should take note of the survey’s results and make more of an effort to incorporate the arts into the English learning curriculum. 95% of students stated they learnt about art and art appreciated through the assignment. Moreover, 86% of student participants felt there should be more connections made between the arts and English teaching.
The survey and results are as follows: