History: History Makers in Kent
This course will study the lives and achievements of selected men and women associated with Kent who have contributed to the life of the county or the country, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries and in a variety of fields.
To introduce students to the lives and achievements of selected men and woman who have made a contribution to the life of the county or the country.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
The selected men and women may be drawn from the fields of literature, public or government service, or have served in the army or navy. Their lives will be set in the context of the times in which they lived and the fields in which they worked.
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:
1. Give a brief account of the lives and personalities of the individuals discussed. 2. Identify their principal achievements or contributions. 3. Say what lasting impact, if any, their achievements had on the county or the nation.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students who take notes may wish to review their notes during and after the course. They will be able to test their understanding and knowledge of the subject in class discussion, or ask for clarification if they wish. Discussion is often student-initiated, but the tutor will sometimes pose specific questions for discussion for purposes of review or checking understanding of a topic. Students may also find they have increased understanding of the subject when reading, watching relevant television programmes or visiting places of interest.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students may wish to take notes, and if so should bring suitable writing materials.
Reading and information sources
No reading or preparation is required. Appropriate reading or other resources may be recommended during the course, but students are not required to do anything outside class time.
What could the course lead to?
The course could lead to further courses with the WEA or other adult education provider. Students may wish to continue independent study of the individuals or the times in which they lived by means of reading or visits to relevant places of interest. The course may be useful in other areas of study or interest.