The WEA is a voluntary organisation which is committed to providing adult education through an inclusive, local and engaging way. Come and see what the WEA is all about...we may just have a course around the corner from you!
We all recognise that Equality and Diversity (E&D) is essential to teaching and learning. Yet we struggle when trying to embed it into practice creatively or when trying to evidence and demonstrate how it can have a positive impact on learners and the educational organisation.
Adult Learners' Week is almost upon us (18th- 24th of May 2013). To mark and celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning the WEA in the West Midlands will be taking part in the following activities:
WEA Learners from Worcestershire celebrated completing their 'Believe in yourself' wellbeing course last term. The course helps learners to build their self confidence and helps them find ways to begin taking charge and plan for their future.
Learners gain many health and wellbeing benefits from attending this course which they then go and apply into their daily lives. The course is continuing this term.
Shirley is a learner with the first YMCA Learning for Health group that meets in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. She's become a really active volunteer and has produced this term's new
Learning for Health poster. Watch the DVD that Shirley has produced
Here's what she has to say:
In my view, the WEA classes give so much to the members.