Day School: Hot Topics

Ref: C3741282

The course will provide an opportunity to look in some detail at two or three of the pressing international, and possibly domestic, issues of the day. Following a brief presentation from the tutor, students will examine each issue leading to an informed discussion and debate. The class will be led by former BBC editor and foreign correspondent, Paul Legg.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To provide a forum for discussion, led by the tutor, on a range of urgent international and, possibly domestic, issues of the day.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Lead a brief discussion of one of the issues which have been examined by the group.
  • Outline the positions taken by opposing sides in the issues under discussion and give an example of differences.
  • Identify and name at least three key groups/individuals involved in the issues under discussion.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Day School: Hot Topics Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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