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Genealogy as a Solution in Education

Version 1 : Received: 18 February 2018 / Approved: 27 February 2018 / Online: 27 February 2018 (11:47:16 CET)

How to cite: Noble, M. Genealogy as a Solution in Education. Preprints 2018, 2018020181. Noble, M. Genealogy as a Solution in Education. Preprints 2018, 2018020181.


Genealogy contributes to learning by developing critical thinking skills. A review of three classics of genealogical literature, matched against modern tutors, confirmed that the validation and evaluation of information and the management of hypotheses have long been the core skills for family historians. A consultation with 100 genealogists revealed a preference for task orientated learning, often alone, in a self-contained environment. Reference to learning theory suggested that Genealogical Studies could be usefully offered to under achieving students in general education who respond to these conditions.


Learning; Analysis; Investigation; Battle-Abbey-Roll; Phillimore; Tate; England


Social Sciences, Education

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