Course title:
A History of Knowledge and Power in Britain 1800-1939
Tutor:
Christine (Pushpa) Kumbhat
Course ID:
C3679758
Start date:
02/11/2021
End date:
11/01/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 02 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 09 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 23 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 07 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 14 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 21 Dec 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 04 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Tue 11 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Dec 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 04 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 11 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Mixture of Face to Face and Zoom sessions (plus Canvas)
Online Learning
Online
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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
£76.00 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?
You don not need bring anything to the class. All reading and activities will be supplied.
Course aim:
To explore the social, economic and political history of Britain in relation to the origins and development of the voluntary adult education movement from 1800 to 1939
Course description:
The course investigates the historical relationship between education, knowledge and power. Why is education important to society? In the past, who had access to mainstream education, and who did not, and why? How did education change from 1800 to 1939, and to whose benefit? How did those who were excluded from mainstream education get educated in other ways? To find the answers, we will study the social, economic and political history of Britain, and particularly the development of voluntary adult education from 1800 to 1939. Topics covered include the enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the labour movement. We will study adult education organisations like the Mechanics Institutes, university extension, and the WEA. By the end of the course, students will have a good working knowledge of both traditional British history and the innovations of the adult education movement in extending knowledge and power to those without it.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Devise my own chronology of the history of Britain and the adult education movement. This means that you will be able to identify key historical events that you consider important that occurred from 1800 to 1939 and place them in a timeline of the history of modern Britain.
2. Use my reading and understanding of primary and secondary source texts as evidence to describe and explain the origins and development of nineteenth and twentieth century historical processes and movements eg, the Industrial Revolution, the labour movement and universal suffrage.
3. Use my reading and understanding of primary and secondary source texts as evidence to discuss and explain the origins and development of the adult education movement from 1800 to 1939.
4. Present an optional five minute presentation to the class on any aspect of the course that interests you most.
5. Identify, discuss, debate and analyse different historical interpretations made by historians to explain historical events from 1800 to 1939. Aim, ultimately, to put forward your own historical interpretations based on the evidence.
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