Day School: The Earth Is All Before Us

Ref: C2226463

Many of us are becoming increasingly cut off from the natural world through urban lives and our devotion to the technological miracles that surround us. We are slowly succumbing to a condition known as ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’, whose symptoms include experiences of exhaustion and depression. How can we help ourselves and cheer up? A recent upsurge in nature-writing explores the importance of our connectedness with nature, at a personal level. This connectedness can sharpen our awareness of beauty and raise our spirits; it can also restore our sense of wonder and well-being.

Additional information about this course

This course begins at 10am and ends at 3.30pm inclusive of a short tea break and a one hour lunch.

Course aim

Gain an introduction to the relationship we have with nature and how we are slowly succumbing to a condition known as ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Discuss the importance of the natural world in how we live our lives.
  • Identify the ways in which different writers respond to nature.
  • Discuss the extent to which we are able to work with and enjoy nature in all its many manifestations.

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Day School: The Earth Is All Before Us

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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