Migration, Roots and Routes in Oxford

Ref: C3745959

Migration is a very current topic and generates much political debate, controversy and emotion. This course explores the role of migration in shaping people’s lives and focuses on a case study of Oxford to illustrate the ways in which migration creates connections between different groups of people and places over time. You will be introduced to the complex debates around migration and definitions of who migrants are. Migration has occurred throughout history and the UK’s experience over time is explored with a focus on the different reasons why people migrate. We will bring these discussions alive with focusing on how people experience migration and how they feel about homes and families left behind. The course will be relevant to those interested in migration (historical and present day) and particularly if you have an interest in migration to Oxford and the history of the city overall. This course is delivered via Zoom and there will be time for discussions and sharing experiences.

Course aim

This course explores the role of migration in shaping people’s lives and focuses on a case study of Oxford to illustrate the ways in which migration creates connections between different groups of people and places over time.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand the importance of migration and describe key debates around its definition
  • Describe the influence of migration in the history and geography of the UK
  • Understand how migration has shaped (and continues to shape) Oxford
  • Understand how people have experienced migration
  • Feel confident about discussing migration and its role in Oxford

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Migration, Roots and Routes in Oxford

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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