Course title:
This Land is Your Land
Tutor:
Robert Grindrod
Course ID:
C2228546
Start date:
17/01/2022
End date:
07/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 17 Jan 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 24 Jan 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 07 Feb 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 21 Feb 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 28 Feb 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Mon 07 Mar 2022 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Mon 17 Jan 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 21 Feb 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Mar 2022
Times
11:30 AM - 13:30 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
£44.50 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?
It would be helpful to think about what aspects of your life make up your 'identity' as a person - it might be heritage, beliefs, values, gender, career, family or a mixture of all of them. What matters to you in your relationship to your country? What makes you proud to say where you are from?
Course aim:
We will look at the UK, what it is and who owns it, who lives here and how our identities and attitudes have been shaped by history, politics and law. We all have an affinity to the UK and can share how we identify with it as individuals.
Course description:
In the mind's eye, the UK is an ancient country built on images of 'Jerusalem' and Magna Carta and the mother of all Parliaments. In reality, its boundaries and citizenship have shifted endlessly even over the last century as the combination of loss of Empire, industrial decline, devolution, immigration, globalisation and EU membership/Brexit have fundamentally changed who we are and how we see ourselves. Some have benefited from these tumultuous changes and others have lost out badly. We will take a look at how different groups of people have fared in the UK and why, focusing particularly on questions of ownership, identity and belonging. Our ultimate purpose, in a country that most would agree is currently badly divided, is to seek ideas and values upon which we can all agree and build a new and inclusive sense of 'patriotism'.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. talk about how the history, politics and law of the UK have made it into the complex country it has become
2. understand the basis of sometimes deep political and religious differences among UK citizens
3. talk about my identity as a UK citizen and understand more about how my beliefs and values might not be shared by others
4. contribute to debate about finding values around which the whole population can come together and celebrate being from the UK
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

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

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