Course title:
Beyond Ideologies - Part 2 with Kevin Walker
Tutor:
Kevin Walker
Course ID:
C3532570
Start date:
11/11/2021
End date:
16/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 11 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 18 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 25 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 02 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 09 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 16 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 16 Dec 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
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:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

This course follows on from 'Beyond Ideologies Part 1'. This course is a fully online with no physical meeting space, accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software.

Other

This course follows on from 'Beyond Ideologies Part 1'. This course is a fully online with no physical meeting space, accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use Zoom. Copies of slides used and other follow up material will be provided on Canvas.
Course aim:
To apply an understanding of ideologies developed in part 1 to contested political concepts such as Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom, Equality, Diversity, Community and others. To provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of these.
Course description:
There is a wide consensus in the UK that our politics is broken, what we cannot seem to agree on is how to fix it. Building upon an understanding of different political ideas and perspectives developed in part 1 we will now apply these to help understand why agreement and consensus is so difficult (some would say impossible). This course involves 6 live online zoom sessions focusing on key political issues in which strong views are held and agreement is difficult to find. We will ask questions regarding the value and future of democracy; what it means to be a citizen; the compatibility of freedom and equality; and the extent to which social justice and the survival of the planet can be reconciled. We will explore how politics could be different and attempt to put that into practice. All views are welcome and no simple solutions are offered. Opportunities will be provided to continue the discussion online between sessions using Canvas.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss some of the big issues that have an impact on politics in the UK.
2. Understand how different ideologies have shaped current political debates and divisions.
3. Understand how the way we think about key political ideas like Democracy, Freedom and Citizenship is influenced by the way in which we have been exposed to different ideologies.
4. Through active listening and discussion be able to appreciate world views and ideas that differ significantly from my own.
5. Become more confident at using digital technologies to research topics and communicate with others.
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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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

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