WordPlay: A One Day Symposium on Literacy and Arts Education in Special Education

On 21 April, 2012, Simangele Mabena organized and delivered WordPlay, the Sauvé Foundation’s first ever “each one teach one”.

The symposium was attended by professionals and researchers working at the intersection of literacy education, arts education and special education.

Simangele invited each participant to teach one concept or activity to the others.

Much of what they shared is summarized in the WordPlay zine that she produced- a useful reminder for participants and a tool for others working in these fields.

The day sparked new ideas as well as new partnerships, and also introduced its participants to an original, interactive approach to professional exchange.