Course title:
Introduction to Archaeology
Tutor:
Jonathan Kenny
Course ID:
C3679864
Start date:
11/01/2022
End date:
08/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 11 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 18 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 25 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 01 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 08 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Tue 11 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 18 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 25 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Queen's Mill Castleford Heritage Trust
Aire Street
Savile Road
Castleford
WF10 1PF
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
£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
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

This course will be accessible for students who have no understanding of archaeology but would also be of interest to those who have done a little but would like to learn more about doing archaeology in their own communities.

This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

This course will be accessible for students who have no understanding of archaeology but would also be of interest to those who have done a little but would like to learn more about doing archaeology in their own communities.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You won't need to bring anything other than an interest in the past and the desire to know more. You may be driven by the desire to set up or join a community archaeology project, or just want to join us and have some fun.
Course aim:
This is an Introduction to Archaeology with a difference. We will look at how archaeology works and tells stories about our pasts, but we will look in particular at how communities, people like you, can get involved.
Course description:
Introducing Archaeology for Communities will be linked to the ways that people like yourselves can get involved with learning about and research the past in your world. We will introduce the ways that time is divided up by archaeologists and look at the history of doing archaeology. Who did it and who does it today? In this first of two 5 session courses, we will then look at how we find archaeological sites in the first place. How we research what has already been done where you live. Finishing with the ways that archaeologists use finds to understand the sites they investigate. All done at a very introductory level, designed to attract you to get more involved in archaeology first-hand. There will be plenty of time to take ideas that you may already have and develop them by chatting with the group and your tutor who is a qualified Community Archaeologist.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Have a basic understanding of the timeline of history from the end of the last Ice Age until the Industrial period.
2. Be able to participate in a discussion about the way that archaeology and who does archaeology has changed over the years.
3. Be able to list 4 different find types in archaeology and how they help us understand the past.
4. Understand the resources that exist allowing you to build a picture of what research has been done in your area.
5. Show through discussion and awareness of the different ways that we can look for archaeological sites in the landscape around us today.
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