You will be part of an online learning community interested in a better understanding of the world and building a more just, peaceful and sustainable society.
Through personal inquiry and collaborative critical analysis, you will learn about the current world situation and positive futures.
This course is about critical thinking, so that you can analyse and assess our social, economic and political reality in an autonomous and independent way. This will make us less vulnerable to those manipulations that constantly bombard us from the media, making us responsible citizens committed to democratic values and the defence of common interest.
In this course you will learn:
You will be part of a wide learning community composed of people from very different ages, backgrounds, abilities and qualifications, all of them interested in better understanding the world in which we live and do their part in building a more just, peaceful and sustainable society.
The course will be offered as a micro open online course in which we will offer online resources for personal inquiry, collaborative analysis and learning on the current world situation, as well as on the new trends and visions about possible futures. This work will involve autonomous searching of materials and learning in order to collectively share and discuss the different approaches within our learning community.
Anyone over 16 is free to participate in this course. An internet connection and basic web browsing skills are recommended, along with the ability to create a blog and microblog account (instructions and self-study tutorials will be provided).
This course is organised by Workers' Educational Association - WEA Scotland, a charity which is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. WEA was founded in 1903, and in 2013/2014 we delivered 9,700 part-time courses for over 74,000 students in England and Scotland with classes in almost every local authority area. We are also a founder member and supporter of the International Federation of Workers’ Educational Associations.
The WEA mission is:
We believe learning is for everyone and learning is for life. It helps people feel that anything is possible. It can be life-enhancing and life-changing – improving health, self-confidence and creating positive changes that ripple out from individuals to communities.
For more information, contact WEA Scotland:
Thanks to the City of Edinburgh Council, supporters of the WEA in Edinburgh since 1912.
To participate in the AWIP15 course, you have to register in advance in WEA Scotland. To do this, you can...
The fees for this course are:
Please note that concessionary rates are available only to people in receipt of income related state benefits in UK. Please contact us if you are eligible for a concessionary rate.
Pictures: * Broga Hills Malaysia, by Taufuuu. License CC BY-NC, in Flickr.com * View of the Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 astronauts in 1968. Source: NASA
This course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - CC BY-NC-SA
WARNING: Neither WEA Scotland nor the creator of this course are responsible for the content of external websites linked from this course. On the other hand, the views expressed in this course are of its creator and instructor, Grian A. Cutanda, and unless specifically stated are not those of the WEA Scotland.