Film: What Ipswich really needs

Ref: C2226803

To consider what Ipswich really needs, whether it be a facility or improvement to the environment. Students will choose one particular matter that needs attention and plan how this may be achieved. (i.e. The state of the town's subways/ pedestrian underpasses.) Their views will be put to a Town Councillor in a Question and Answer session. Film will be used to record and review progress of sessions as well as any visits to locations and the final Q&A event. On completion of the course we should have a film that shows the whole process.

Additional information about this course

No skills or experience needed.

Course aim

Using film as a group, being able to decide on one thing that Ipswich really needs. Prepare questions about this particular need to be put before a Town Councillor in a question and answer session.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is intended for those who attend The Chapman Centre, Ipswich as well as any others.

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

  • On film:- Choose, discuss and decide with other students a subject matter.
  • Decide on a facility that's needed or plan an improvement to a facility already in the town. Visit the location and students discuss on film what they see and what is needed.
  • Record by filming and compile with other students questions to be asked in a Q&A session.
  • To be able to put forward a question at a Q&A session. Film and review a rehearsal of a Q&A session.
  • To achieve confidence when asking questions on the course subject. Play back film to show what works well.

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
  • Individual students may wish to research the chosen subject .

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • Students will be encouraged to engage in the video/film aspect of this course.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Film: What Ipswich really needs


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