The approach to this learning experience is a participatory one. This means that you will be responsible, together with our fellow classmates, facilitators and staff of the Workers’ College for your own development.
The Labour Studies Programme is structured as Higher Certificate in Labour Studies (HCLS). It aims at building the capacity of worker leaders and community activists on core skills needed to be able to effectively represent their fellow workers that are faced with workplace and community related issues. The programme is constituted of the following subjects:
The structure of the blocks has been designed to allow students to read, write, jot down questions between blocks and get ready for informed engagement in class discussions.
ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTS
While the main activity of the programme will revolve around blocks of two to three days spread over the year, it is important that participants put a great deal of work between blocks. The structure of the blocks has been designed to allow students to read, write, jot down questions between blocks and get ready for informed engagement in class discussions.
The tasks students are expected to conduct between blocks include reading and writing of assignments/essay, research, field work, etc. Participants who work well between blocks will benefit from the programme more than those who treat this task only as “homework” which is hastily prepared just before the next session, presentation, or due date.
Participant should keep in mind that learning takes place not simply in the classroom discussion but in the individual practice and independent study outside the normal class room activities.