Course title:
Creative Writing for Wellbeing
Tutor:
Frances Owen
Course ID:
C3532896
Start date:
01/11/2021
End date:
29/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 01 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Mon 08 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Mon 15 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Mon 22 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Mon 29 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 7.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 7.5
Date
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 08 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 29 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
7.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
7.5
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
£24.00 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
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
Course aim:
This course will provide participants with tools and techniques for using writing to support personal growth. Through a range of guided activities participants will be supported to release the words within them in positive and creative ways.
Course description:
Each week learners will be guided through creative writing activities designed to support confidence in using words and writing for wellbeing. The approach is non-judgemental; it is not about learning good grammar or precise spelling, but rather, about enjoying the power of writing to release creativity and self-worth. Working in a group setting means that the process is enhanced by the support and energy of others. All will be encouraged to share their writing, but there is no pressure to do so if it does not feel appropriate. A range of prompts and activities will be suggested to help learners develop their creative writing, including looking at objects, pictures, poems and other writing, familiar things and strange things. Themes will include poetry for healing, mindful writing, writing for change and growth, expressive writing and finding a perspective.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Show development of creative writing ability
2. Progress ability to use writing for positive personal growth
3. Use a range of stimuli to support creative writing
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