What Is Community Cohesion

Ref: C3844651

Inappropriate and bad decisions are made because we don't always understand the 'other.' We do not have to agree with the 'other' but understanding those who have different opinions, life-styles and views is a must for safer and better communities. We in UK have a good track record of engaging with the 'other,' but what are the pitfalls, and how can we reduce tensions in challenging times, how can we live side-by-side and be an example to the rest of the world? Community Engagement can only happen when we are secure and comfortable in ourselves. Join us and be challenged and be challenging. The tutor was the first Muslim Woman employed by Blackburn Cathedral on their Community Cohesion and Community Engagement Work with the Canon Chancellor for over a decade. Come and find out how the two made a difference in their communities and how they engaged with the 'other.'

Course aim

Cohesion within diversity is important for communities to live peacefully, side-by-side, without giving up one's cultural/religious/social values. How does this work? If you want to engage with your diverse communities then join us on this course!

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Bring real life changes in one's own thinking so that one can engage with diversity better in one's own community.
  • Be more insightful and make better decisions for oneself and others.
  • Will be able to understand and appreciate diversity in my own communities and contribute to community engagement
  • Engage with those in my communities who come from a different backgrounds
  • Understand the main components of Community Cohesion e.g. social relations, task relations, perceived unity, and emotions.

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

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
  • 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

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

What Is Community Cohesion

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

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