Course title:
Introduction to Deaf Awareness with Janet Corbett Marston
Tutor:
Janet Corbett Marston
Course ID:
C3532672
Start date:
27/09/2021
End date:
27/09/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 27 Sep 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 1.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 1.5
Date
Mon 27 Sep 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 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
£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
Other

No skills or experience needed

This course is for beginners
Other

No skills or experience needed

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
All materials will be provided
Course aim:
This course aims to help anyone who wants to effectively improve their communication skills with people who are d/Deaf, or have hearing loss.
Course description:
This brief course is a great introduction to developing an awareness of deafness and hearing loss. It aims to give you a background understanding and insight of people who are d/Deaf, or have hearing loss, and their communication needs in a hearing world
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Recognise and develop an awareness of deafness, and different types of hearing loss
2. Identify some assistive technology devices, and understand different methods of communication used to help support people who are d/Deaf, or have hearing loss
3. Develop an understanding of Deaf identity, and how cultural background and language affects communication
4. Identify some situations where people who are d/Deaf, or have hearing loss might face communication barriers
5. Use some effective communication tips to help people who are d/Deaf, or have hearing loss
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