CyberFair Project ID: 7743

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The first sculptor- Pu Tian-Sheng in Taiwan
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Ruei Fang junior high school
    New Taipei , , Taiwan

10 students, ages 14-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 16, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010,2011,2012,2013

Classes and Teachers: Principal Yu Yu-Ying, Teacher Lin Yin-Pin, Teacher Fang-Hui Wu, Teacher Wu Chia-Jung, Teacher Cheng-Shuan Su, Teacher Chih-Hao Huang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

New Taipei is a vigor and potential city where full of natural resource and human views. There are many relics:1. The grade 1 heritage such as Fort San Domingo and The large turnout pit ruins; 2. The grade 2 heritage such as The Lin's Family Manshion and Garden, Kwong Fuk Palace, Yin Temple, Hobe Fort and Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology;3. The grade 3 heritage such as The Li’s Old house at Luchou.

2. Summary of Our Project

We establish the webpage on The first sculptor- Pu Tian-Sheng in Taiwan which is presented by the way junior high school students can understand. The works wich finished by The Pu’s and Dr. Huang hsiu-yin in 3D digital scan archive-Using have been exited before the project is proposed. The 61pieces of works on human body were made to be digital interaction mode. For the international resource, we dare not to set a goal in the archive resources. Instead, we interpret our feeling by narrating the life of artist and share the works which are neglected in life. It’s contribution that we record Pu Tian-Sheng’s works which the elderly don’t know in our hometown.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

we provide one computer classroom to finish the plan. In addition to the classroom, our students will use the internet at home to finish the plan. In total, our students finish the plan by partly the internet at home partly the internet at school.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.Inconvenient transportation Ruifang is located in a remote area with rugged terrain in the mountains. For example, the old houses of the Yen family is located at the mountain entrance of Sijiaoting Dapu Road and it is filled with mud and unsteady road and requires sturdy means of transportation to get to. 2. Lack of interview experience This interview account for an important part of our research. During our interview process, we met many important figures and local elders, but we found we were not able to bring up the most important issues at the time. We were anxious, mind tangled and stuttering, we were not able to be as fluent as the teachers. 3. Terrible weather One of Ruifang’s characteristic, of course, is its humidity and rain. Especially during recent winter, cold systems collide head on to Taiwan, and the worst hit area is always Ruifang in the Northeast. It is always inconvenient in the case of transportation.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have found our passion to this land and culture. Also we learned how to be a tour guide and have a better guiding skill. It is absolutely a wonderful chance to experience and to be more close to your community.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Participating in this year’s competition is closely related to the Grade 1-9 curriculum. The essence of the Grade 1-9 education is centered on “life” and respecting the individual development of each student and nurturing students’ ability to adapt to modern life. Through research of the topic of “The first sculptor- Pu Tian-Sheng in Taiwan” we have researched deeply into local characteristics and cultural history of “Taiwan’s art history,” and carried out students’ care for the people, things and articles of their home.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Internet: Research related information on Pu Tian-Sheng. Camera: Filmed interviews and sceneries. Recording pen: Recorded interview contents. Printer: Printed related documents and important images. Camcorder: Filmed Interview process. Computer: Web page creation and editorial work. Scanner: Scanned summary images and authorization documents.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

Realize the interpretation on the Pu Tian-Sheng’s sculpture—the beauty of Taiwan by interviewing. Introduce the Pu Tian-Sheng’s sculpture to everyone.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

It’s impact is the understanding towards local characters; we have gained a deeper comprehension of the first generation and the 1.5th generation of artists. As for local home, which is Ruifang, we have discovered many unexpected histories. For example: Ruifang Public School, people’s immediate reaction is wonder if it was the predecessor of the current Ruifang Primary school, but in fact, that would be far from the truth, it is situated in Ganpingli. Also turning a classroom devoted to teaching into later nail organization to modern residential housing, the changes can be really big. A small town Ruifang buried an extraordinary past. This is our impact, Ruifang, a place we thought to be familiar with.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

n Taiwan, the nine-year-consistency curriculum focuses on training students in life skills and respecting the individual development of students. This is done cultivate the students’ capabilities to adapt to society. This time, we had a chance to know Huang Ming-Chang, to train students with humanistic feelings, integration capability, native and international consciousness and life-long learning standards

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We understood many important pioneers in Taiwan’s art history from this experience. We were amazed by the great Pu Tian-Sheng who embraced the spirit of sacrificing oneself in order to support others; this is the power of altruism! We have discovered the connection between the past and present history, and understood its story from start to end, and to us who are currently learning is beneficial to the development of education.


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