Course title:
Understanding the Climate Emergency and COP 26 - FREE COURSE
Tutor:
Christopher Ford
Course ID:
C2527387
Start date:
21/10/2021
End date:
02/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 21 Oct 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 04 Nov 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 7
Total hours: 21
Date
Thu 21 Oct 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
7
Total hours:
21
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
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£0.00 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

This course is for residents of the North of Tyne Combined Authority - Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

This course is for residents of the North of Tyne Combined Authority - Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
nothing
Course aim:
Provide a context to examine and assess CoP 26; having established a shared understanding of the issues and importance of the conference, we will choose some points of focuses and analysis during the event and then discuss its consequences.
Course description:
As we face the realities of the climate emergency, one of the most important events will be held in Glasgow between 1 and 12 November. During the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (also known as CoP 26) the worlds nations either will - or wont - agree how we will take the collective action needed to avoid acute global warming. This online course will provide an introduction to the issues, a forum to develop our thinking as the conference happens and consider its consequences for us as individuals, households, communities and a region. This course is for residents of the North of Tyne Combined Authority - Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe some of the causes and consequences of climate change; with an introduction-level understanding of its scientific economic and social basis
2. Understand the CoP 26 meeting; its particular relationship to the Paris accord; its importance and limitations in addressing the climate emergency.
3. Articulate my and other peoples views on the successes, failures and limitations of CoP26
4. Outline some possible actions for myself (individually and with others) and for other public and private agenies
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.

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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