Course title:
Introduction to Human Rights
Tutor:
Richard Grimes
Course ID:
C2345932
Start date:
12/01/2022
End date:
02/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 12 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 19 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 26 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 02 Feb 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Date
Wed 12 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 19 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 26 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
4
Total number of classroom hours:
8
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
8
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (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
£32.80 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 particular skills or knowledge are required - just an interest in this important and socially relevant subject. Active participation in terms of engagement and discussion is expected of all participants.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

No particular skills or knowledge are required - just an interest in this important and socially relevant subject. Active participation in terms of engagement and discussion is expected of all participants.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
All materials will be provided in the face to face sessions and/or through the WEA Canvas platform.
Course aim:
The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the concept of human rights in both international and domestic contexts. The course will be delivered by a blend of meetings and exchanges and material available online..
Course description:
The course will examine a range of issues relating to human rights including definitions, legal sources, the application of human rights law in practice and possible reforms to current provision.. At the end of the course participants should be able to: 1. define what is meant by the term ‘human rights’ 2. identify the domestic and international sources of human rights law 3. accurately apply basic principles of human rights to given situations, including the processes, procedures and remedies that may be applicable 4. analyse existing human rights coverage and suggest possible additions and/or reforms that might promote and support human rights protection in practice. Each of the 4 course sessions will use practical examples to illustrate the nature, extent and challenges implicit in and posed by the concept of human rights.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. 1. define what is meant by the term ‘human rights’
2. 2. identify the domestic and international sources of human rights law
3. 3. accurately apply basic principles of human rights to given situations, including the processes, procedures and remedies that may be applicable
4. 4. analyse existing human rights coverage and suggest possible additions and/or reforms that might promote and support human rights protection in practice.
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