Politics and You

Ref: C2523757

The course will continue to explore the political events current at the time both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Each week, the course is divided into two parts. The first part looks at events of the week which have been selected by course members and the tutor for discussion and then, after a tea break, a particular theme is looked at in more detail. Such topics will include the current state of East -West relations, Brexit, Populism, votes at 16, the Green agenda, Inequality in all its forms.

Course aim

To encourage learners to think critically about the role of politics in their everyday lives and to inspire involvement in community activities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • contribute, with confidence, to group discussions
  • understand, with a greater degree of awareness, the importance that politics plays I your everyday life
  • understand the structures of the British political system
  • discern the nature of political bias in our national media.

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Politics and You Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

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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