Introduction to #GAMSWEN

1st Lecture



During the very firstGAMSWEN (News Mag written backwards)  introduction lecture Dr Mark Ingham asked as to think about our learning methods, especially what is the best way to learn. We tend to learn by doing, looking, copying, listening, experimenting etc. the list can be endless and every individual can find suitable ways to learn.

Also there was an introduction to the GAMSWEN brief, which consists of 12 sessions, part of it is a lecture and then  the other part of it is our way to record and document it, by producing a final piece chosen individually. It can be: a blog, an online mag, a book, a film etc.  The hand in date for this is 10.05.2012.

Lectures will be on various subjects and there should be a 300 word article written about each lecture, or 1000 words feature article. The article should be also written in a manner of investigative journalism and trying to see things more in depth than just a simple description of matters.

Also part of the course/ project is to follow Gamswen twitter page and be digitally interactive, and understand the responsibility we have over our online output when using social media.


One Comment on “Introduction to #GAMSWEN”

  1. Mark Ingham says:

    Dear Arleen Re:

    It will be useful in the future to write and post up on to your blog as soon as each session/lecture/tutorial finishes. This will then mean it is fresh and the writing will be fresh…

    Have a look at: 10 Secrets for Writing Good Blog Posts at who say: “DON’T sweat it. … the most important thing is to keep writing. If you write with passion and conviction, you’ll be able to connect with other people, and your writing will improve every time you post.’
    You will also find it useful to look again at:

    All your writing should include these elements, (this pattern is often how each paragraph might be structured).

    Describe what it is you are going to write about. Describe what happened? What is the subject of your article?

    Analyse what the subject of article is about. Who has also written about the subject? involve other peoples ideas on the subject

    Narrative: Tell a story; make it exciting, have a beginning middle and end, but not necessarily in that order.

    Contextualise the subject matter of your article. Where does it fit in to other historical/political/social contexts? What other ideas are associated with the subject you are writing about?

    Evaluate what you have written about in your article. What have you learnt from writing this article? What are the main issues it has raised for you?

    You can also put in other work you have done this term into your magazine/website/film that you have done since September in and outside of University. This will then help you join up all the thinking from each course so each one enhances each other.

    I am looking forward to reading the final magazine.

    All the best


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