Reading Group

Ref: C3677137

Please do not refrain from joining this group if you have any worries about producing or sharing your own work/ meeting strict deadlines, as the creative prompts provided and the class as whole is here to guide your learning and welfare. As long as you remain respectful during class, nothing is compulsory in terms of written work. You see, the most wonderful part about WEA classes such as this one, is it allows you to learn in a way that is productive, positive and unique, because it is centered exclusively around your well-being! Empathy and intuition will be utilized to enhance your ability/skills at your own pace, ensuring you always feel comfortable.So you what if you struggle to write? The class may simply inspire/ stimulate new and interesting ways of thinking- this is still massively proactive! However, I am more than confident this class will ultimately awaken your own distinct inner writer, the writer that exists in all of us...oh, and there will be tea/coffee and biscuits!

Course aim

The focus of this course is to inspire, improve confidence and enhance well-being through creative writing. We welcome students of all levels, and the class is flexible in terms of literary ability. The teaching style is attentive and adaptive.

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:

  • Improve knowledge on new and classic authors
  • Learn how to look at work critically
  • Considering the art of editing
  • Improve confidence
  • Practice and enhance listening skills

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Reading Group

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 2019
  • 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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