Course title:
The Postwar World - an East midlands Focus
Tutor:
Dave Taylor
Course ID:
C2345786
Start date:
11/10/2021
End date:
06/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 11 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 18 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 25 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 01 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 08 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 15 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 22 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 29 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 06 Dec 2021 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 9
Total number of classroom hours: 13.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 13.5
Date
Mon 11 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 18 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 25 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 08 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 29 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 06 Dec 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
9
Total number of classroom hours:
13.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
13.5
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
£43.20 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

No previous experience needed - just an interest in local history of the area around Leicester.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

No previous experience needed - just an interest in local history of the area around Leicester.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will just need to have sufficient IT skills to use the Zoom software (for the actual meetings) and Canvas (the resource database). A full resource bank will be available on the Canvas site which can be downloaded as a permanent resource. Open discussion will be invited at all times.
Course aim:
To learn how life in Leicestershire changed in the post-1945 years emerging from post-war austerity into the "rock and roll" era of the late 1950s.
Course description:
We will be taking a look at the situations people found themselves in in our local Leicestershire area emerging from the Second World War including the hardships endured with the continuing of rationing, together with the local implications of the introduction of the Welfare State, and the life improvements that resulted. We will also look at how Leicester continued to clear its slum areas and build council estates, and embarked on a controversial "new vision" for the city. We will also take a look at how cultural changes, particularly in the new youth culture, were reflected in the city. Although the main focus will be on local developments we will be looking at all of this against the background of national and international events in the late 1940s and the 1950s.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Evaluate the impact of the period of postwar austerity on the population of Leicester and the surrounding area.
2. Identify the key stages in slum clearance and re-housing programmes which took place locally in the postwar years.
3. Discuss the developments that took place locally as a result of the introduction of the Welfare State in the years following the Second World War.
4. Critically examine the measures taken to introduce a "new vision" for the city of Leicester into the 1950s.
5. Utilise a range of evidence to explain the cultural changes that took place in our local area in the postwar years particularly in the area of youth culture.
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

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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.

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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