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MALA

                       peRTH courses and enrolment

MALA

                       peel courses and enrolment

MALA

                       Perth courses and enrolment

 

THE INFORMATION SHEET, COURSE DETAILS, TIMETABLE AND ENROLMENT FORMS ARE REPRODUCED ON THIS PAGE. IF YOU WISH TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ANY OF THESE FORMS CLICK ON THE LINKS IMMEDIATELY BELOW


PERTH INFORMATION 1:2018.pdf

PERTH COURSES OUTLINED 1:2018.pdf

PERTH ENROLMENT FORM 1:2018.pdf

PERTH COURSES SCHEDULE 1:2018.pdf

INFORMATION SHEET


                  MALA : MATURE ADULTS LEARNING ASSOCIATION INC.

POST :Unit 1 / 5 SHANN GROVE KARDINYA 6163                (for return of enrolment forms)

WEBSITE :www.perthmala.org.au              EMAIL:       perthmala@westnet.com.au

LOCATION :Perth Campus :  George Burnett Leisure Centre,   Manning Rd       (opp. Elderfield Rd)                                            Karawara/Bentley   (between Freeway and Curtin University)

VOLUNTEER CONTACTS :  Julie 0498 560 026 (Enrolments)   Suzanne 9444 4902 (General enquiries) 


LATE NOTICE


There are some vacancies in the following courses for Part B in Semester 1. Enrolments may be made by mail  arriving before 30th April using the enrolment form (which may be downloaded from the link above) or in person before 10 a.m. on the first day at the Information Desk on the 4th May.


•Reading Like a Writer  - An Inside View of Literature              (Prof. Ian Reid) 

•Around the Pacific with a Geologist                 (Jenny Bevan,  B.Geology) 

•Women who Made History                                         (Dr Jan Altmann)

•Art - A Closer Scene                                            (Carl Altmann, MA)          

•Catalan History, Culture & Politics                       (Jaume Ruscalleda.  PhD student)

To find out more, you can phone Julie 04 98 560 026  or Fran 9375 9286 ,  and don’t forget our Semester 2 begins in August with another great line up of lecturers.




INFORMATION SHEET



IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ!

ENROLMENT & PAYMENT

PAYMENT: Please complete the Enrolment Form and Post it in with either Cheque/Money Order OR evidence of Direct Credit to     Westpac Bank        BSB: 036-000         Account: 98-3937

** If paying by Direct Credit - please use your Surname OR Phone number in the Reference/Payer box**

PROVIDE YOUR DETAILS: Please include your details on the Enrolment form every time you enrol:

Name / Address/ Postcode / Phone Number / Email address  *preferred for sending information

CHOICE OF COURSES: Please clearly indicate your First and Second Choice for desired enrolment in each session. Some courses may fill early or be cancelled and we may not be able to provide your First Choice each time.

ENROL EARLY: Get your enrolment application in early (preferably by 15 February) to avoid disappointment and allow timely processing.

Consider yourself enrolled in your first choice 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 UNLESS you are a new member. If you are a new member, we will provide general Orientation Information and Map showing our location,  and  your Name Badge will be at the Info Desk in the Reception Area on the first day of classes. 

LECTURE ROOM ALLOCATIONS: Check the Notice Board near the Information Desk on the first day of classes.

TELL SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT MALA: You are our best advertisement – please pass along the attached spare enrolment form to someone who may also enjoy MALA courses. Everyone needs a separate Enrolment Form!


DATES   FOR   SEMESTER   ONE   2018

PART A  February 23   to    March 23 (inclusive)     (5 weeks – Fridays only)

BREAK                                     30 March -. April 27              (no classes)

PART B  May 4   to    June 1 (inclusive)                          (5 weeks – Fridays only)



LECTURE TIMES  :     Session One     (10.15am   to   11.15am )    Session Two     ( 11.45am  to  12.45pm)

ADDRESS  :   George Burnett Leisure Centre, Manning Road (Opp. Elderfield Road lights) Karawara/Bentley    (between Freeway and Curtin University)

PARKING   :    is abundant and free for those travelling by car.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT   :   is available, very regular, and stops right outside the Centre.                                         Phone   Transperth     13 62 13  for update on information

WEAR YOUR NAME BADGE EVERY WEEK :          

Kindly write your Emergency Information on the back for the paramedics should you be unable to speak.


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COURSE DETAILS


10 WEEK COURSE

PART A and B:           

February 23   to    March 23 (inclusive) and May 4   to    June 1 (inclusive)    


READING LIKE A WRITER: AN INSIDE VIEW OF LITERATURE (PARTS A AND B)

*With Professor Ian Reid (Is the author of a dozen books across various genres.)

Whether we prefer novels or short stories, poetry or biography, essays or drama, we all want to glean as much as possible from our reading. Our experience can be enhanced if we understand how authors engage with the creative process of literary composition. This course will show how to read like a writer: to appreciate the different ways in which meanings can unfurl, to recognise how significant details contribute to larger structures, and so on. Each lecture will provide a range of illustrations from various genres. Part A covers short fiction, poetry and essays. Part B covers drama, memoirs and novels.

February 23 to March 23 (PART A) May 4 to June 1 (PART B) 10:15am to 11:15am   $90


5 WEEK COURSES

PART A:           FEBRUARY 23   TO    MARCH 23 

INTERPRETING THE CHINA DREAM

*With Gary Sigley (Gary is a scholar specialising in Chinese society, culture and many other things.)

The President of China, Xi Jinping, has his sights on realizing the China Dream. In this course we will examine what he means by this notion. With the interpretation of dreams as our point of departure we will continue to explore China’s remarkable transformation. In drawing upon decades of cultural and linguistic immersion Gary will provide examples and analysis of a rapidly changing China. The key themes and topics to be addressed includes: China in world history; the workings and ideology of the Communist Party; China’s digital revolution; the future of Chinese culture; the individual, the family and the society; the place of nature and the environment; ethics and morality; and Australia’s China challenge.

February 23 to March 23:  10:15am to 11:15am     $45

THE ANCIENT ROCK ART OF MURUJUGA/BURRUP PENINSULA

An in-depth and multi-perspective presentation of the ancient petroglyphs on the Burrup peninsula and the struggle to preserve and protect them from industrial pollution, by –

Ken Mulvaney – archaeologist/anthropologist and cultural heritage consultant to Rio Tinto

Prof Benjamin Smith – World Rock Art specialist, UWA Centre for Rock Art Research + Management

Dr Mike Donaldson – retired geologist and author of books on the rock art of the Burrup and the Kimberley

Hon Robin Chapple MLC – Greens member for Mining & Pastoral, tireless champion of the Burrup rock art

June Moorhouse – Friends of Australian Rock Art tour leader.

February 23 to March 23:  10:15am to 11:15am     $45

MEDICINE AND ITS SCIENCE: MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW! 

*With Emeritus Prof Charles Oxnard     (Emeritus Professor, Ex-Physician, Superannuated Anatomist, Medical Forensics, Octogenarian Individual)

Description of Five Lectures: 

Can you really trust your Doctors and your Hospitals? 

Dem bones, dem bones, dey gonna walk around!

The War of the Worlds: the Battle with the Super-Bugs! 

The Future of Medical Service for the Patient! Will Doctors become Obsolete?   

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics or: Fiddling with Facts, Fooling with Fraud

February 23 to March 23:  11:45am to 12:45pm     $45


WHAT IS THE QU’RAN

                  

*With Dr Rizwan Zeb     (Associate editor of peer-reviewed research quarterly Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, & a former Benjamin Meaker professor, University of Bristol in the UK.)

What is the Qu’ran? Where did it come from? What is its role and position in Islam? How was it collected and compiled? Is it a coherent text? What is its link with Islam and the Muslims? How do the Muslims view it? Does it order the Muslims to kill Jews and Christians? This five part series would explore the history of the Qu’ran by focusing on its history, different versions of how it was collected, its main themes, why it is a coherent text and how it is relevant to today’s world.

February 23 to March 23:  11:45am to 12:45pm     $45

CONTEMPORARY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POETRY AND FICTION

*With Emeritus Prof Dennis Haskell: Dennis has won both local and national teaching awards.

The course will discuss a selection of poetry, short stories and novels by living WA authors, including Kim Scott, Susan Midalia, Tim Winton and Lucy Dougan. Because language is our primary means of thought and literature is the most expressive form of language, the works provide an in-depth consideration of the human condition for contemporary West Australians. Participants will be asked to read the books in advance of each class; the reading list is provided below. We will begin with Winton’s Breath.

Reading List

John Kinsella & Tracy Ryan (eds), The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, (Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2017).

Susan Midalia, Feet to the Stars (University of Western Australia Publishing, 2015).

Kim Scott, Taboo (Picador, 2017).

Tim Winton, Breath (Ringwood, Vic: Penguin, 2008).

February 23 to March 23:  11:45am to 12:45pm     $45


5 WEEK COURSES

PART B:    MAY 4 TO JUNE 1


AROUND THE PACIFIC WITH A GEOLOGIST

*With Jenny Bevan   (Jenny has been a geologist since 1967 and enjoys going all over the world looking at geology!)

Take a geological journey clockwise round the Pacific, seeing lots of interesting places and finding out more about them. The lecture series is based on Jenny’s own travels, and everything is explained in a user-friendly way so that everyone can enjoy the story and learn more about our planet. Lectures will be:

Volcanoes, Gardens and Islands: a Japanese Journey, In America’s Frozen North: the Alaskan Coast, Geological Highlights of the Western Edge of North America, Rising from the Deep: Hawai’i and some other islands of the Eastern Pacific and Our Island Neighbours in the South Pacific: New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji

May 4 to June 1: 10:15am to 11:15am   $45                  


HISTORY OF COMPUTERS                      

*With Clive Maynard      (A retired Senior Lecturer in Computing Systems Engineering from Curtin Uni.)

Over the last 80 years from original ideas about computing machines to the current systems there have been many developments. From initial mechanically based systems to electronic valves to transistors and on to integrated electronics, the speed of development has been significant. What were the highlights? I would follow this period with both “personal” experiences and a general history. In the last week, we will discuss Personal devices, the developments, their economic lifetime (iPods) and applications. Together with cloud based storage an interrelated functionality has evolved. Some time, will be spent looking at the apps available and their uses. While the emphasis will be on Apple products the ideas and information will be as generic as possible.



May 4 to June 1: 10:15am to 11:15am   $45



A CLOSER SCENE: PART B (you do not need to have attended PART A in 2017)

*With Carl Altmann   (Carl Altmann has lectured widely in Art History, Art Education, Design, Visual Literacy, and Studio practice)

This series of lectures takes a more detailed look at a few chosen artists. The sessions will look at the various influences and innovations of just six artists and so will necessarily look at the period in which these artists lived.  High on the list of favourite artists are Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti who became famous during the Renaissance when so many advancements in society were being introduced but not always accepted.

The other four artists are Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Sir Sidney Nolan and Paul Gauguin.  Each of these artists was an innovator ready to blaze new ways of expression and depiction of the world around us. In many ways these artists were individuals who followed their own ideas some of which are not appreciated (understood) by the general public even today.  However, they can be a happy bunch.

May 4 to June 1: 11:45am to 12:45pm   $45


WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY

*With Jan Altmann (Jan has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, and have taught Literature, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies)

Everyone knows something about Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale. It is not so well known, however, that the first female ruler of Egypt was Queen Hatshepsut, that Catherine was a shrewd politician, and that Nightingale was a gifted mathematician.  This course will look at the lives of these and other women who have contributed greatly to western history and culture. There is Hypatia, a teacher of philosophy and mathematics in ancient Alexandria; Marie-Anne Lavoisier, a brilliant chemist during the Age of Enlightenment; Olympe de Gouges who went to the guillotine for advocating the rights of women and many more, right up to modern times.

May 4 to June 1: 11:45am to 12:45pm   $45


CATALAN HISTORY, CULTURE AND POLITICS

*With Jaume Ruscalleda (Jaume is from Barcelona, and is a former tour guide in Catalunya and currently a PhD student at UWA.)

Catalunya is a European nation and region of Spain, with its own language, culture and traditions, and the product of more than 1000 years of European geopolitical history on the Mediterranean shore. Since the collapse of the Roman Empire, this corner of the world has lived through war, alliances and other historical events that have shaped it in the complex multi-cultural society which it is today.  Through this course, you will learn about the key historical moments that have influenced its identity and relationship with Spain, as well as the main representatives and traits of Catalan culture, including renowned artists such as Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi. We will give special attention to the current political conflict in which part of its population is demanding separation from Spain. We will explore arguments from both sides and provide food for thought in the context of current European politics.

May 4 to June 1: 11:45am to 12:45pm   $45


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