Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference - April 10, 2015

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Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College
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Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks but in how it thinks." – Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

Join East Georgia State College for its third 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 10, 2015, the conference will take place at the East Georgia State College main campus in Swainsboro, 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 30, 2015.

Conference Specifics:
Connections will be held at the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College located at 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401. 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 Angie Williams, abwilliams@ega.edu, 478-289-2367.