Course title:
The Forgotten Years: Edwardian Britain 1901 - 1914
Tutor:
Alan Simmonds
Course ID:
C3747243
Start date:
10/01/2022
End date:
21/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 10 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 17 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 24 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 31 Jan 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 07 Feb 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 14 Feb 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 28 Feb 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 07 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 14 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 21 Mar 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
Mon 10 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 17 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 14 Feb 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 14 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 21 Mar 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:
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
£64.00 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?
No previous knowledge or experience of this period is required, although it would be great if anyone with previous knowledge, or who have studied aspects of the period, could relate their experiences to the group. Other than that, just bring yourself. You'll be very welcome.
Course aim:
This course examines the period in British history between 1900 and 1914 often regarded as the 'Edwardian era'. It aims to engage a wide range of topics, embracing political and social issues, cultural themes, and historical questions of the period.
Course description:
Focussing on the period popularly known as 'The Edwardian Era', this course will study the political, social and cultural aspects of Britain between the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, and outbreak of the First World War. We shall explore and examine the social and political challenges to the aristocracy; important developments in the arts, literature and popular entertainment; the women's suffrage movement and the growth of a new feminism; political and social reactions to the questions of Irish independence, industrial strife and the rise of socialism; the first steps towards a Welfare State; and popular responses to the growing power of Imperial Germany, from the naval race to spy fever; and the events that pushed Britain into war in 1914. All this represented huge challenges for Britain’s polity, society and her people within a space of just thirteen years, and raises a host of historical issues and questions that can be explored, assessed and examined. Hang on to your hats.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand the key aspects of British politics between 1901 and 1914.
2. Gained knowledge of the key aspects of British society and culture between 1901 and 1914
3. Demonstrate awareness, knowledge and understanding of contrasting historical debates and interpretations of British society, politics and culture between 1901 and 1914
4. Gain an understanding of the nature, importance and relevance of the historical events and developments in Britain between 1901 and 1914
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

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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

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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