Call for Contributions Educators, practitioners, scholars, allied health

Call for Contributions Educators, practitioners, scholars, allied health therapists and artists, are invited to make a submission to be part of the exciting, cutting edge international symposium placing the arts at the centre of education for special needs.

International Symposium: Re-imagining Special Educationthrough Arts Education & Arts Therapy
26-29 July 2008
Melbourne, Australia

Visit and click on the Call for
Papers link to download the Call for Contributions Form Complete form and
outline your role in facilitating a workshop, presenting a performance, paper,
seminar, round-table, poster presentation or community event and e-mail or fax
by close of business on 12 October 2007.
F: +61 3 9646 0704
To all educators, arts practitioners, scholars, therapists and artists,

On behalf of the organising committee, I am leased to announce the very
exciting and innovative 2008 International Symposium: Re-imagining Special
Education through Arts Therapy and Arts Education to be held in Melbourne
Australia, 26-29 July 2008.

Traditionally special education has provided a modified mainstream experience
for students with special needs. Recent research and exemplars of good practice
illustrate the importance of a paradigm shift in the delivery of special
education. There is a growing national and international awareness of the need
to develop new strategies. Special education through the Arts delivers a sensory
approach to learning assisting students to move from the non-verbal to the
verbal, from being an observer to a participant and to fully awaken student
potential. These changes have been realized through the power of the Arts
intertwined with Arts Therapy.

This Symposium will provide learning opportunities for participants to explore
and discover the processes and programming required to re-imagine special

The Call for Contributions is now open. It would be appreciated if you would
forward this email to relevant persons within your organisation, and also
forward it throughout your professional networks. If you have a newsletter,
publication or noticeboard it would be appreciated if you could include the
notice above. The Call for Contributions Application Form and ads promoting the
Call for Contributions can be directly downloaded from

Thank you for your assistance at this time,


Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper
Symposium Convenor
& Director of Development
Port Phillip Specialist School
127 Nott Street
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
T: 03 9646 0855

Susan Cooper
Director of Development
Port Phillip Specialist School
Nott Street, Port Melbourne Vic 3207 Australia
T: +61 3 9646 0855
F: +61 3 9646 0704

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