Course title:
Creative Writing:from sci-fi to stream of consciousness-experimenting with genre
Tutor:
George Cromack
Course ID:
C3679720
Start date:
02/11/2021
End date:
30/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 02 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 09 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 23 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
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
£32.00 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
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A pen and notepad/book will still prove useful.
Course aim:
To inspire, encourage and enable participants with creating writing in general but with a focus on exploring and understanding writing in different styles and genres.
Course description:
This friendly and accessible course offers beginnners and returners the chance to experiment, explore and understand the different approaches required when writing for various different genres. You may be looking for inspiration to get started or that extra motivation to develop and continue with an existing writing project, this course offers the chance to further your ideas and gain enthusiasm for creative writing in general. Dare to ‘break convention’ as we consider different styles and themes - and put theory into creative practice.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Express an understanding the form and structure of a story in relation to one of more of different styles/genres.
2. Show confidence in one's abilities in commenting on and critiquing a story in relation to one of more creative styles and genres.
3. Draw from one's own skills and experience in creating a stories of their own in accordance to one of more genre forms or styles covered.
4. Display competence in the development of creative texts in general.
5. Demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm for the subject area.
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