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The Resource Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life, Peter Gray

Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life, Peter Gray

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Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
Title
Free to learn
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why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
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Peter Gray
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eng
Summary
Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests--often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling--and life--as a series of hoops to struggle through. In "Free to Learn," developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth
Summary
A developmental psychologist argues that children who are freed to follow their own interests through self-directed play will become better learners and achievers than the way they learn in modern school, which he says shows them that learning is work and not fun. 15,000 first printing
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10170024
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UKMGB
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Gray, Peter
Dewey number
155.418
Index
index present
LC call number
BF717
LC item number
.G73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Play
  • Developmental psychology
  • Child development
  • Child psychology
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Play
Target audience
adult
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why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
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Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life, Peter Gray
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. What have we done to childhood? -- 2. The play-filled lives of hunter-gatherer children -- 3. Why schools are what they are: a brief history of education -- 4. Seven sins of our system of forced education -- 5. Lessons from Sudbury Valley: Mother Nature can prevail in modern times -- 6. The human educative instincts -- 7. The playful state of mind -- 8. The role of play in social and emotional development -- 9. Free age mixing: a key ingredient for children's capacity for self-education -- 10. Trustful parenting in our modern world
Control code
ocn898153483
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780465084999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898153483
Label
Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life, Peter Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What have we done to childhood? -- 2. The play-filled lives of hunter-gatherer children -- 3. Why schools are what they are: a brief history of education -- 4. Seven sins of our system of forced education -- 5. Lessons from Sudbury Valley: Mother Nature can prevail in modern times -- 6. The human educative instincts -- 7. The playful state of mind -- 8. The role of play in social and emotional development -- 9. Free age mixing: a key ingredient for children's capacity for self-education -- 10. Trustful parenting in our modern world
Control code
ocn898153483
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780465084999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898153483

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