Peer Education for Mixed Ability Inclusion

Ref: C3675035

The course will use students' first-hand experience to inspire a positive change toward inclusion in the community. Students will create educational resources to engage with their peers in community settings such as sports clubs, day centres, health care and community groups. The course will specifically give voice and empower disabled students, enabling them to make choices for themselves and inspire other people to become more active, engaged citizens. The course will help students in supporting their peers through specific educational resources as well as educating professionals to topics like equality and diversity and inclusion awareness.

Course aim

The course will encourage students to be a positive role model for their peers in the community, inspiring others to become physically and socially active through the power of sport and education.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Present my story to different audiences in the community
  • Teach my specialist topic and inspire my peers in the community
  • Deliver confidently a presentation to sports clubs. health care professionals or community groups
  • Support peers in being involved in physical activities of their choice

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?

  • 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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Peer Education for Mixed Ability Inclusion

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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