Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Course Spotlight: Critical Thinking Methods for Your Genealogy Breakthroughs

Brand new course Critical Thinking Methods for Your Genealogy Breakthroughs invites us all to ask ourselves, "What if you could use processes and tools that access your brain in new solve your genealogical challenges?" Explore the exciting opportunity to learn these new techniques and expand your ability to apply critical thinking to your genealogy research questions.

What is Critical Thinking?
Course coordinator Jan Joyce, DBA, CG, CGL, AG says, "Critical thinking includes concepts, analysis, evaluation, and correlation." Students will get to explore various tools and processes, including sessions on brainstorming, power searching, literature review, active learning, and more. Students will also be taught essential skills such as examining bias and assumptions, mindful transcription, and critical writing. At its core, this course will allow you to develop how you examine your research and approach genealogy research questions while improving your best research!

Interactive Coursework
Work in this course is specifically designed to engage the student in interactive learning. Multiple opportunities to network and learn with other students are engaged in through working with partners, roundtable discussions, learning exercises, and even games. Skills and processes learned during the course are also enhanced by incorporating workshop sessions where students can dig in and practice incorporating newly learned skills. Option homework assignments will also allow students to take themselves further in their in-depth educational journey to becoming skilled critical thinkers.

The full schedule for this course, faculty bios, and course details can be found here.

Join us for SLIG 2022

Held January 9-14, 2022, in Salt Lake City, the 27th annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy promises the in-depth, advanced educational opportunities SLIG has become known for. SLIG offers high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on methodology, standards, regional or ethnic group research, recordsets, and research tools like DNA. Visit our website to view a full selection of available courses.

Learn more about SLIG 2022. Registration opens on August 14th, 2021, at 10:00 am MDT. Create a registration account today! If you have any questions, please reach out to the UGA registrar:

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