Course title:
Challenges to the Planet: Human Consumption
Tutor:
Andrew Browning
Course ID:
C2345737
Start date:
18/10/2021
End date:
18/10/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 18 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 18 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?
This is a lecture for beginners and as such no prior knowledge is required
Course aim:
To meet current global demand for resources we would need 1.6 planets. This session aims to identify the issues with resource extraction, which materials we are extracting and why and to begin looking at sustainable alternatives.
Course description:
Everything human beings use is made from resources taken from the earth; from the clothes you're wearing, the desk you're sitting at, or the computer you're reading this on. Humans have become very good at extracting materials and turning them into useful things, however at what cost? Currently in order to meet current global demand for resources we would need 1.6 earths! Clearly this isn't very sustainable. In this session we begin to unpick what sort of resources we are extracting and in what quantities. We will consider the impacts of this extraction on the environment and the people who live there, with specific focus on the Amazon rainforest and we will begin to look at some sustainable alternatives.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand what sort of resources we are extracting from the planet
2. Consider the impact of resource extraction on both humans and the environment
3. Start to consider sustainable alternatives to current practices.
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