Course title:
The Islands of Britain, their history and natural history
Tutor:
Stephen Parker
Course ID:
C3532818
Start date:
04/11/2021
End date:
09/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 04 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Thu 11 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Thu 18 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Thu 25 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Thu 02 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Thu 09 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 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:
Programme description:
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?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No prior knowledge or equipment is required
Course aim:
This course is an exploration of the many and varied islands around the coast of the British Isles. The course will investigate the natural history and history of the island from our earliest ancestors to international trade and industry.
Course description:
How many islands are there around the British Isles is a frequently asked question, the course will try to answer that question while investigating the life of small island isolated communities, the lives famous islander and world changing events on the Islands of Britain. This course will explore the history and archaeology of our islands from prehistoric people living on Orkney, to the Viking raiders on Holy Island. It will go on to look in to the role of islands in coastal defence as well as trade and industry. Britain's coastal islands support some of the most beautiful scenery and spectacular wildlife found in Europe, from enormous colonies of Gannets in Shetland to rare plants and insects on the Isles of Scilly the course will introduce you to the wonderful island wildlife. You will hear how a shipwreck on the Isles of Scilly changed British History.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. List five major island groups around the coast of Great Britain
2. Outline the importance of island in defence of the nation
3. Explain how a major ship wreck changed history
4. Describe the impact on island life on evolution
5. Name ten habitats or species that are found on British Islands.
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

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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