Connections 2: A Critical Thinking Conference

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

Join East Georgia State College for its second annual 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 11, 2014, 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). Please visit our web page at www.ega.edu/connections to access the online proposal submission form linked from the main conference page. 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 linked from the main conference page. Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2014.

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 or contact Kathy Whitaker, whitaker@ega.edu, 912-623-2441, or Karen Curl, kcurl@ega.edu, 478-289-2122.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond