Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College
contact email: 
whitaker@ega.edu

"Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture." Francis Bacon (1605)
Join East Georgia State College for its first Critical Thinking Conference! Critical thinking is an important aspect of education across disciplines, and many institutions are working to promote and focus on integration of critical thinking exercises in their curriculum. Today it has moved beyond the traditional formal reasoning to incorporate the skills necessary to maneuver through modern information overload such as problem solving, communication, and creativity. This is arguably one of the most important skills students can learn, and it can be applied to every discipline. At East Georgia State College, promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference was organized to allow educators to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.
Scheduled for April 12, 2013, the conference will take place at our Statesboro Center in Statesboro, Georgia. We are currently taking proposals for conference presentations, and invite you to submit your work. Proposals should be no more than 250 words, and final presentations should be no more than 20 minutes reading time in length (approximately 10 typed, double-spaced pages). Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and submitters can expect a response within two weeks of submission. You will also find our registration form below. Deadline for proposals is March 20, 2013.
Conference Specifics
Connections will be held at the Statesboro campus of East Georgia State College located at 10449 US Highway 301 South, Statesboro, GA 30460. Cost for the day is $20 and includes lunch. For more information, to submit a proposal, or to register to attend, please visit our web page at http://www.ega.edu/index.php?/academics/critical_thinking , or contact Kathy Whitaker, whitaker@ega.edu , 912-623-2441, or Karen Curl, kcurl@ega.edu , 478-289-2122.

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