CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking: September 29, 2017

deadline for submissions: 
September 8, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
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CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.

In Walden, or Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau wrote: “A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.” For East Georgia State College’s fifth annual Critical Thinking Conference, taking place on Friday, September 29, 2017, we welcome proposals that respond to the use of biomimicry, where the main problem-solving question is “What would nature do?” Indeed, nature is a masterful designer and problem solver, and learning from and applying nature’s principles can provide “better thoughts” as we think critically about the challenges we face. We welcome presentations that demonstrate a use of biomimicry and invite scholars to visit to deepen and “brighten” further critical thinking ideas.

We also welcome proposals on ANY OTHER TOPICS that deal with CRITICAL THINKING in an educational setting.

Faculty, students, and independent scholars are invited to provide individual and panel proposal summaries through EGSC's electronic Proposal Submission Form ( 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 submit your proposals by Friday, September 8, 2017.

Conference Specifics:
EGSC's Critical Thinking Conference will be held at the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College located at 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401. Luncheon will be provided for registrants. For more information, to submit a proposal, or to register to attend, please visit our web page at or contact Courtney Joiner,, 478-289-2106.