Course title:
Explorers of the Cosmos
Tutor:
Gurbir Singh
Course ID:
C3846337
Start date:
09/09/2021
End date:
11/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 09 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 16 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 23 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 30 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 07 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 14 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 21 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 28 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 04 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 09 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 16 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 23 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 30 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 07 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 14 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 21 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 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 1 (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
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This is an online course delivered online via Zoom. There are no prerequisites assessment, just a deep sense curiosity and desire to understand.
Course aim:
The story of how science provided an understanding of the universe through the lives and work of ten historical figures.
Course description:
Our modern understanding of the universe is the end product of centuries of scientific discoveries by many individuals around the world. Whilst most have been forgotten, some stand out like shining stars. What was their profound scientific contribution? Why were they able to make breakthrough? Over ten weeks the course will look at the life and work of the life and work of the following individuals Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)  Isaac Newton (1643–1727) Henrietta Swann Leavitt (1868–1921) Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Edwin Hubble (1899–1953) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) Vera Rubin (1928-2016) Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)  Jocelyn Bell (1943 – )
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Appreciate the principle of the scientific method.
2. To describe at least two key scientific discoveries that underpin the Big Bang model of the universe.
3. Acknowledge the evolving nature of our understanding of the cosmos.
4. Appreciate the key aspects of profound discoveries on the road to understanding the universe and some of the individuals who made them.
5. Become familiar with authoritative online sources on cosmology.
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