Flinders University is presenting an online course called Dying2Learn which is available for free for people from all walks of life. Contributer Christine Sanderson says “We are not pushing on any viewpoint, it is really a chance for people to reflect and be exposed to a whole range of points of views and facts they may not have come across. It is not morbid and will be quite interesting.”
This is a five week web based course involving a number of presenters and will be based on viewing the participants as contributors, as well as recipients of education. (No exams or assignments)
Starting date is June 27th.
Course topics will include:
- Thinking about the language we use when talking about dying
- Understanding changing approaches to funerals and memorialisation of the
- Learning about how and what people die from
- Discussing the implications of the “medicalisation” of death and dying
- Finding out how art, music, and media have shaped our ideas about death
- Discovering what happens in the “digital world” when people die.
If there are any interested participants from this church community who would
like to meet together, maybe weekly, to share thoughts and experiences I would
be pleased to hear from you. Alternatively the course organisers encourage
responses via social media . Contact Anne Grear – 8278 1178.