RSCDS Unit 0

sophie.rickebusch

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Hi,

Chris and Raquel more or less summed it up. About the length of the
course, Helen Russell said the idea was that it could be run over 2
days/4 half-days, which would make it suitable for a week-end workshop.
In Europe, people regularly travel well over 300 miles for a week-end.
The course should preferably be run by a tutor/examiner or a very
experienced teacher. The content can be very flexible and tailored to
the needs of the participants, e.g. if none of them teach with a
musician, then choosing appropriate recorded music is a better topic
than interacting with a musician.

I think the idea is to have something very "hands on" and interactive,
not a load of theory (that's for unit 1), which doesn't really go with
the idea of a correspondence course. I think branches are perhaps less
likely to run a unit 0 course than a unit 2-3/5 course, but TAC or TAS
might - or they might do so in conjunction with a local group who is
interested.

Sophie

Monica Pollard wrote:
> If all of Chris's points are correct, and there is no plan to develop
> a correspondence course, then Unit 0 still leaves isolated folks out
> in the cold. It's all very well for a Branch to run these classes -
> but the nearest Branch for us is over 300 miles away. And the nearest
> other classes in either direction are over three hours away.
>
> In our case, I could potentially teach Unit 0 (assuming I pass the
> exam this summer), but what about situations where there is no one
> else but the one person who has "inherited" a class in an isolated
> area and wants to keep it going? There were three or four people like
> that in my Prelim candidate class.
>
> Monica
> Nampa/Boise, Idaho
>
> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM, Raquel Fernandez wrote:
>
>> Chris, as far as I understood all the points you mentioned 1 to 6 are right.
>>
>
>
>
> "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a
> horrible warning."
> Catherine Aird
>
>

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Sophie Rickebusch
Edinburgh, UK

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