Free to Learn Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

ISBN-10: 0465025994
ISBN-13: 9780465025992
Edition: N/A
Authors: Peter Gray
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Description: Children come into this world burning to learn, but the enduring lesson of school is that learning is work, to be avoided however possible. InFree to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray shows that we can reverse the harmful effects of  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Children come into this world burning to learn, but the enduring lesson of school is that learning is work, to be avoided however possible. InFree to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray shows that we can reverse the harmful effects of modern schooling by liberating our children to pursue their own interests through self-directed play. Gray, who has devoted his research career to understanding the biological foundations of education, argues that to promote learning, we must engage the core aspects of human nature—curiosity, playfulness, and sociability—instead of inhibiting them. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school,Free to Learnshows that it’s time to stop asking what’s wrong with our children and start asking what’s wrong with the system.

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