Course title:
Challenges to the Planet: Human Population Growth
Tutor:
Andrew Browning
Course ID:
C2345736
Start date:
11/10/2021
End date:
11/10/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 11 Oct 2021 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 1.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 1.5
Date
Mon 11 Oct 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
1.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
1.5
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
£7.90 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
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
N/A
Course aim:
To introduce learners to some of the driving forces behind the rapid growth of global population, and why this growth isn't happening evenly across the world.
Course description:
Throughout human history the global population remained relatively unchanged, that was until about a hundred years ago when all of a sudden the global population began to increase - rapidly! Now there are almost 8 billion people who call earth home, and this growth doesn't see to be slowing down. What are the reasons behind this huge increase in population? Will this population growth continue? If it does continue to grow what does that mean for our planet? Can anything be done about it? If the global population is increasing so much, why are some country's populations in decline? If you've ever wanted to know the answer to any of these questions, or you're simply interested in finding out a little more about how global demographics are impacting our planet, then this course is for you!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand the reasons behind global population growth.
2. Be able to interpret the demographic transition model.
3. Understand that global population growth isn't universal.
4. Understand strategies put in place by some countries to try and control the growth or decline of their populations
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