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
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 > >