MALA

                       peel courses and enrolment

 

Information about second semester courses are shown below. They may be copied for downloading and printing by clicking on the following links


PEEL SEM2 INFORMATION.pdf


PEEL SEM2 COURSES & SCHEDULE.pdf


PEEL SEM2 ENROLMENT FORM.pdf



MALA:        Mature Adults Learning Association (Inc.) Peel


INFORMATION SHEET – SECOND SEMESTER, 2018


Semester comprises 10 weekly OR 5 weekly lectures

Semester A starts on Monday 13 August to 10 September

Semester B starts on Monday 17 September to 22 October   No lectures 24 September (public holiday)

Classes are held at Mandurah Seniors Community Centre, 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah


TO ENROL

Email your list of courses to peelmala@gmail.com with your Name, Address, Post Code and Telephone number,  Indicate your method of payment  (I will have extra enrolment forms to fill out for you)
OR

Complete the ENROLMENT FORM and send with Cheque/Money order made out to

MALA Peel Branch to Enrolment Officer, MALA, PO Box 1791 Mandurah 6210

OR

Enrolment Day:  Monday 30 July: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
at Mandurah Seniors Community Centre, 41 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah. (Enrolment forms will be available)


METHOD OF PAYMENT:

Bank Transfer: MALA Bank details: BSB 036 157 Account No 392318
(make sure you include your name or the last 8 digits of your telephone No as payer)


Payments in cash can be made on Enrolment Day: Monday 30 July


LECTURE TIMES:

Session 1:    9:00 to 10:30 a.m.        Session 2:    11:00 to 12:30 a.m.         Session 3:     1:30 to 3:00 p.m.


ENROL EARLY

Get your enrolment application in early (preferably by 30 July) to avoid disappointment and allow timely processing.  Some courses may fill early or be cancelled if insufficient numbers.


First time enrolees, please include the given name to be used on your NAME TAG


Consider yourself enrolled unless you hear otherwise and KEEP A RECORD of the classes you select and their START DATES AND TIMES:  Confirmation notes will NOT be sent.

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It is advisable that you check the MALA table in the foyer for any important news which needs to be disseminated.


GETTING THERE:

The venue for MALA classes is predominantly at Mandurah Seniors & Community Centre; 41 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah.
Ample public parking is available at the Centre.  Free shuttle bus available from train station to Mandurah Terrace. (Short walk to Mandurah Seniors)


DINING FACILITIES

Are available at the Centre   Morning tea/coffee can be purchased in the Coffee Shop.   Lunches are available, IT IS NECESSARY TO ORDER YOUR LUNCH at the centre by 10:00am if you intend to have your lunch there.


Additional forms are available on the MALA website:  www.perthmala.org.au


Queries   peelmala@gmail.com Vera: 0418953779     OR Phyl: 0407449261


Look us up on your Facebook account:           Mature Adults Learning Association Peel Branch




COURSE SYNOPSIS FOR SECOND SEMESTER 2018


9.00-10.30am13 August 2018 – 22 October 201810 Weeks


Ian Reid“MYTHS” IN LITERATURE AND SOCIETY

 

Why do creative writers go on retelling and adapting mythical stories?  "Myth" signifies a range of things, from mere fallacies to fabulous old tales of gods, superheroes, creation and destruction.   Why does the word have such diverse meanings?   Why do many myths have long-lasting appeal?     What can myths tell us about the societies that produced them and what relevance can they still have in our own time and place?

 

In exploring such questions, this course draws examples from literary sources, mainly in the western tradition (e.g. classical drama, poetry and epic; biblical stories; medieval romances; Shakespearean plays), as well as from cultural practices (ancient and modern).

 

Ian Reid is the Author of a dozen books - fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.   He is an Adjunct Professor in Humanities at the University of Western Australia.



  

9.00-10.30am13 August 2018 – 10 September 20185 Weeks


Ruperto Nunez GREEK LEGENDS AND MYTHS


Ruperto will guide us gently as we explore the ways to interpret the Greek Myths, which describe the time when Gods and Goddesses roamed the earth and mingled with humans.  These ancient and marvellous stories describe the nature of the world, it’s heroes and Gods and shows how they reflect the origins of western literature.


Ruperto began studying Ancient Greek and Latin as part of a Philosophy Degree in Chile.  After emigrating to WA, Ruperto completed a BA in Classics and Ancient History.  He holds an Honours Degree and a Grad Dip in Education.  He spent some time teaching at UWA before starting his own school teaching Ancient Greek, Latin and Spanish.






11.00-12.30PM13 August 2018 – 10 September 20185 Weeks


Dr Caroline NilsonNURSING PATHWAYS


Nursing has many pathways that affect us all throughout our life.  We encounter nurses are from birth to death, in hospitals, community nursing, Flying Doctors, doctors surgeries and they are employed in businesses to keep us safe and many more.  Caroline will attempt to explain what nurses do for us.

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Caroline is a lecturer in Nursing at Mandurah Murdoch University.  Her professional domain is nursing and midwifery.  Her teaching is supported by thirty years of clinical nursing and midwifery experience in Africa, England and Australia

11.00-12.30PM. 17 September 2018 – 22 October 20185 Weeks

Emeritus Professor Charles Oxnard




SCIENCE and MEDICINE 501: Getting close to a Medical Degree!


-Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care

-Cancer and Immunotherapies

-Drugs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

-Eve's Rib and Adam's Apple

-Travelers’ Problems


Charles is a Doctor, Scientist, Human Biologist, Forensic Anthropologist, Emeritus Professor: and (now) Octogenarian-And-A-Half, but, hopefully, still with it!





11.00-12.30pm17 September – 22 October 20185 Weeks

Michael McGhie & Peter WorsleyMARINE MANDURAH TALES


Michael and Peter will present lectures on Mandurah’s boating and fishing industry


-Shipwrecks and strandings along the coast near Mandurah

-History of whaling in WA with techniques used by early whalers

-Fishing in the Mandurah area and other stories

-Wilson Brothers boat building

-Canopus - Mandurah’s Grand Old Lady


Peter has been a volunteer researcher for the Maritime Archaeology Department of the WA Museum and with his wife have jointly had three books on shipwrecks and strandings published by the Museum.  He has built a replica 19th century whaleboat and also built two 34 ft yachts for his family.

Michael has a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours. U.W.A .  20 years teaching art and art history including UWA, Claremont School of Art and TAFE colleges.  For 8 years he has been a volunteer at Mandurah Community Museum building and conserving the maritime collection.




1.30-3.00pm13 August 2018 – 22 October 201810 Weeks

Meera FinniganTHE PHILOSOPHY OF EXISTENCE & DEATH


One thing we can all be certain of is that one day we’ll be dead.  But is that true?  And if it is, is death such a bad thing?  The way we think about death can affect how we live our lives.  Meera’s challenge is to show us ways to think about death and decide for ourselves what we do or don’t believe about death and to provide careful and convincing arguments for our beliefs.  A great journey, in an enjoyable and friendly learning environment


Meera holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy and teachers Ethics at Notre Dame University.  She is a great advocate of taking philosophical thinking into the community.  Her courses are enjoyable, stimulating and very accessible to all those who possess an open mind and a love of learning.