School of Visual and Performing Arts

2018 SVPA Arts Symposium: Multi-Sensory Learning and Literacy

Types of Presentations

Themed  panels

Themed panels are grouped by general topics into sessions comprised of three presentations. Each presenter in the session makes a formal 15-minute presentation of their work; Q&A and group discussion follow after everyone has presented. Session Moderators introduce the speakers, keep time on the presentations, and facilitate the discussion. 

Group Presentations

Group presentation sessions are organized by a group of colleagues who wish to present various dimensions of a project or perspectives on an issue. Three to four short formal presentations are followed by commentary and/or group discussion. Group identified submission should be focused on one topic, i.e. Visual Literacy. If you are submitting a Group Presentation, your attached proposal must contain the contact information for each member of the group, including name, address, email and phone contacts.


Multi-Sensory Learning

• Ways of seeing, ways of knowing, ways of learning
• Defining the avant-garde: the creative & the innovative
• Multimedia, mixed media, and multimodal learning
• Sensory Learning products: aura and artifact
• Audiences: the role of the maker, viewer, participant
• Passive becomes Active
• New approaches and audience interactivity
• Games and gaming for learning
• The Arts and Disability
• Advertising and learning

Multi-Sensory Literacy

• Multimodal literacies, multi-literacies in education
• Crossings: anthropology, ethnography and arts
• New Media, Internet and Digital Arts, & Performance
• Moving pictures: Film, Television, Video, & Multimedia
• The Language of Gaming
• Non-dominant senses as drivers of literacy
• Online Cultures, Social Media and sensory input
• The Arts and Disability
• Popular Culture and the media as literacy devices
• Advertising and literacy
• Politics and literacy

Proposal Acceptance

After we receive your presentation or panel proposal, it will be reviewed. Proposal deadline extended to December 18, 2017 @ 5p.m. Notification will be made by December 22, 2017.

Submit a Proposal


Arts and Letters School of Visual and Performing Arts

Last Updated: 1/29/18