Course title:
The Long Forty Years: 1979-2019
Tutor:
Shirley Allen-Jackson
Course ID:
C3680019
Start date:
10/11/2021
End date:
02/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 10 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Wed 24 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Wed 08 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Wed 05 Jan 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Wed 19 Jan 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Wed 02 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 24 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 08 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 05 Jan 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 19 Jan 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
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
£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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You may wish to make notes for yourself and in small group work.
Course aim:
Share personal reflections of the deep social and political changes of the Long Forty Years - 1979-2019 - on family, friends and communities. Confront the puzzle; How did Yorkshire go from reviling Thatcherism to voting for Johnson?
Course description:
Understanding and making sense of change and its impact is central to a healthy democracy. The Long Forty Years is a period that has changed working class communities out of all recognition. It includes the Thatcher Revolution, the New Labour era, followed by a period dominated by austerity and Brexit, culminating in Boris Johnson’s breach of the Red Wall in 2019. Many people are vaguely aware of these changes; few will have seen them as a continuous process. Every fortnight, from 10 November, with guest facilitators Jol Miskin and Martin Yarnit, we will explore the causes and effects of the main events and changes of the last 40 years. You will be encouraged to share your views, experiences and memories of the period. One outcome may be a shared collection of stories, photos and recordings that help to bring alive this crucial period of history.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss and explore the social, economic and political themes of the long 40 years.
2. Identify the causes and effects of the main changes.
3. Identify and record specific individual memories and family memories of the long 40 years.
4. Contribute to and produce a collection of memories, documents and photographs available to the public.
5. Contribute to a discussion about continuing this programme.
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

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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

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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