Day Trips, Tours and other Adventures; Exploring the literature of travel

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Stories of travel and journeys have always inspired and excited us. Perhaps a fictional tale, or a true travelogue, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Bill Bryson, we all have our favourites. This course will aim to take you on new expeditions, help rediscover old routes and learn about others' very different and interesting destinations. And what better place to set off on this 'voyage of discovery' than a library? Come and book a place!

Course aim

To develop and focus the learners' interest in the literature of travel and journeys.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • To rediscover a love of reading in a fascinating and varied genre.
  • Will be able to develop research skills, working individually, in pairs or in a team. (Using the resources of the library)
  • To build confidence and self assurance, by recognising that different your, and others tastes, opinions and preferences are valid, and can be celebrated.

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
  • Learners will be encouraged to use the library's stock of travel, etc titles for their own research. This can be carried out as an individual, as a pair or in a group, in study time and/or outside if one prefers.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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 with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Depending on the learners' interest, follow-up literature related courses could be considered.

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Day Trips, Tours and other Adventures; Exploring the literature of travel

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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

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