Course title:
The Poetry and Poets of the First World War with Paul Jarman
Tutor:
Paul Jarman
Course ID:
C2345526
Start date:
04/11/2021
End date:
16/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 04 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 09 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 16 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 16 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
WEA
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
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
£57.40 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
Other

Anyone with an interest in poetry, WW1 or both. Anyone who, though you may not be regular readers of poetry, would like to discover what a powerful tool it was in the hands of men and women during the years 1914—18.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Anyone with an interest in poetry, WW1 or both. Anyone who, though you may not be regular readers of poetry, would like to discover what a powerful tool it was in the hands of men and women during the years 1914—18.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This is a live course delivered at a WEA teaching location. If you have access to a computer/smart phone and an email address, these would still be useful, as our Student Learning Record and feedback is generated and stored on our online learning platform. If not, paper copies will be available.
Course aim:
To examine a selection of poems, largely written between 1914–18, to ask how their writers (men and women), whether directly involved in the action or not, used the medium of poetry to express their experiences of and attitudes towards the war.
Course description:
The First World War generated an unprecedented amount of new poetry—more than any previous war in which Great Britain had been involved. Throughout the conflict, poetry was used for a variety of purposes, from recruitment to protest. While much of this poetry was written by those who were directly involved in the action, there was also a significant amount written by civilians back at home, including women. In this course we will explore a varied selection of poetry—some very familiar and some less so—written during WW1. Tackling different themes each week, we will take a small selection of poems and ask how they contribute to (or perhaps even distort) our understanding of the period. We will examine the lives of the poets whose work we are studying and place the poems alongside other material, such as letters, diaries and other personal reminiscences.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Give examples of at least 3 pieces of WW1 poetry and/or 3 WW1 poets.
2. Explain how those poets used the medium of poetry to represent their personal experiences (as well as the experiences of those around them) of the impact of war.
3. Describe how the poetry of the period might complement other written or oral recollections.
4. Examine poetry and demonstrate an enhanced critical awareness to express opinions of the poems under discussion.
5. List at least one piece of WW1 poetry (or WW1 poet) that is new to me.
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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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