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NAGLV: WEA Scottish Literature class

Delegates listening

The group

Workers’ Educational Association Scottish Literature class.

The key views of the learners were about:

  • Getting Involved

There was a mixture of responses from those wanting an opportunity to learn about Scottish culture and literature for the first time to people wanting to further their interest in Scottish literature.

  • Participation

Participants are encouraged to read out extracts from the literature, often in the Scots’ tongue, which is a challenge for some of the learners but one they relish and enjoy.

  • Influencing

The group co-produces the curriculum with the tutor for the next session of learning and they will be discussing ideas for authors and themes next week.

The group members are thinking about the group becoming a constituted student group.

  • Impact

The learners benefit greatly from the social aspect of the course enjoying meeting a range of new people who all learn from each other. For most the class is one of the highlights of their week and is very good for breaking down the social isolation of retirement and a home based interest in Scottish literature.

  • Progression

Many of the group members attend other WEA classes, University of Edinburgh and City of Edinburgh Council adult learning classes.

  • Involving You

It would be better if City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh and WEA had greater consistency in their fee structure and information on adult learning across the City.

Keep us informed about any changes and new courses

  • Barriers

Accessibility of venues for those with mobility problems

Quiet venues with low background noise for the hard of hearing 

Prefer three short terms to one or two longer terms mainly because of the worry of paying up front costs and committing to 16 or 24 weeks rather eight weeks at a time.

More information can be downloaded at the link below:

WEA Scottish Literature Class

The membership form is available as a Word document. The form is very brief and won't take much time at all.

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