Local Heroes - Part 2

Ref: C2419128

Did you know that Kingston was a literary hub for people like Virginia Wolf, Terence Rattigan, E. M. Forster and H.G. Wells? Living locally we can explore the way in which local detail and situations at different times influenced these authors.

Course aim

To continue exploring the social and literary effects of geographical location regarding six texts in detail.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Perform textual analysis of selected readings
  • Participate in class discussions to better understand the role local literary heroes played in our area
  • Build personal confidence discussing local literary heroes with other class members

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students will be asked to provide the core texts themselves. Support will be offered if this poses any difficulties.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Each week students will be informed of what the class will cover in the following week so that pre reading can be undertaken.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Local Heroes - Part 2

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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