Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

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

April 10, 2015
9:30am - 4:00pm

Connections Registration Form

Enter the Connecting Students Critical Thinking Essay Contest

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.

Call for Papers

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 submit your proposals by Monday, April 6th. Send a proposal for consideration in this conference through the Proposal Submission Form.

Conference Specifics

Connections will be held at the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College located at 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA  30401. The conference is free. The Campus Café will be open for lunch on your own. A menu will be provided at registration to pre-order lunch. These orders will be ready at lunch time for pick-up at the Campus Café counter. Student presentations will be made in the cafeteria next to the Campus Cafe during lunch.

Connections Registration Form

For more information, contact:

  • Mary K. Whitaker

    Kathy Whitaker


    Assistant Professor - Tenure Tk

    Phone: 912-623-2441


    Campus: Statesboro

  • Angelia B. Williams

    Angie Williams

    President's Office

    Event Coordinator

    Phone: 478-289-2367


    Campus: Swainsboro