Devon Folklore: Out and About

Ref: C3527513

This course is a follow-up to the Devon Folklore and Storytelling course, consisting of two classroom-based sessions and a day trip to a variety of Dartmoor-based sites in order to explore the folktales linked to them.

Additional information about this course

The first and last session will be 3 hours, the 13 Jul 17 will be a 7 hour educational visit. The course fees include the Mini-Bus costs.

Course aim

To explore the folklore of Devon through in-situ storytelling in order to re-connect the individual to their creativity and cultural/natural heritage.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Session 1: an outline of the places to be visited and the stories associated to them Session 2: visiting the sites and creatively exploring the stories through photography, field notes and other means. Session 3:students will be invited to share their own experiences/reflections/ creative responses to the day out.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Demonstrate a greater understanding of the folklore of Devon, including an awareness of some of the locations, and how these and their associated stories inspire them. Deepen their connection to the local environment through cultural and historical means. Explore some of the folklore for themselves, being able to more confidently collate, interpret and process the stories.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Discussion; observation; profile

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

The students will need suitable outdoor clothing, a packed lunch, and water.

Reading and information sources

None necessary, but if interested the students can peruse some of the many guidebooks on Devon Folklore.

What could the course lead to?

Further study/development through a series of similar courses based on different aspects folklore as well as via resources such as books, DVDs and other training opportunities in storytelling, folklore, myths, and legends.

Download full course outline

Devon Folklore: Out and About Course Outline


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