Course title:
Films & Fairytales with James Clarke
Tutor:
James Clarke
Course ID:
C2228504
Start date:
01/11/2021
End date:
13/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 01 Nov 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 08 Nov 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 15 Nov 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 22 Nov 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 29 Nov 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 06 Dec 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Mon 13 Dec 2021 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 08 Nov 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 29 Nov 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 06 Dec 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 13 Dec 2021
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£44.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You are not required to bring anything to the sessions other than, perhaps, a notepad if you would like to make notes. All course resources will be provided by the course tutor via the Canvas learning platform.
Course aim:
This course explores the connections between the ancient fairy tale tradition and the world of cinema. The course will look at the themes and characters of fairy tales and some of the ways in which cinema has given them new leases of life.
Course description:
This course explores a number of films that adapt and work with the genre of the fairy tale. We will look at films that adapt specific fairy tale texts and we will also look at films that drawing on the fairytale tradition to tell new stories. Our film selections will include sessions about The Red Shoes, Pan's Labyrinth and The Company of Wolves. Each session will comprise two parts: a presentation by the tutor and also an extended opportunity for class discussion and conversation. Each session will be augmented by resources that can be read and viewed before a session.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Define the fairy tale tradition.
2. Use some of the vocabulary of literary studies and film studies in discussion of fairy tale films.
3. Explain how fairy tales engage with fundamental human concerns; such as the relationship between those with power and those without.
4. Explain how cinema can express cultural concerns.
5. Discuss how fairy tale traditions have inspired 'new' fairy tale films.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk