For people who wish to rediscover their pleasure of reading (and being read to), in a relaxed and supportive environment. Each week we will read short stories then talk about how we feel about the topics covered.
Develop and use reading and listening skills to improve and maintain wellbeing and social skills.
Who is the course for?
Everyone who has the ability to read or listen to and respond to short stories.
What topics will this course cover
The texts and themes can be negotiated within the group but may include a variety such as: Historical Thriller Comedy Emerging writers Social commentary Multicultural Autobiographical Local authors
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:
Feel more relaxed in a group setting. Engage with active listening to others opinions. Give feedback upon stories to the group. Discover new writers and topics Explore the meanings within texts and discuss these in class Use an ipad to read a story
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be given verbal feedback Students will be asked to self reflect Observations will be noted in ILP's
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Nothing but suggestions for stories or poems are most welcome
Reading and information sources
No All resources will be provided
What could the course lead to?
Enrolment with book clubs in the wider community. Learners may wish to embark on a creative writing course to produce their own short stories. Students may become volunteers for the WEA or the Exchange College.