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free mobile learn epub Free to kindle Free to Learn eBookOur 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 euipped with the curiosity playfulness and sociability to direct their own education Yet we have suelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate not to promote intellectual growth To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development Drawing on evidence from anthropology psychology and history Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives solve problems get along with peers and become emotionally resilient This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago in hunter gatherer bands where children acuired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives And these instincts still operate remarkably well today as studies at alternative democratically administered schools show When children are in charge of their own education they learn better —and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling A brave counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity killing institution we call school Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children and start asking what's wrong with the system It shows how we can act —both as parents and as members of society —to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.

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[Reading] ➷ Free to Learn Author Join or create book clubs – Itelemedicine.pro 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 misbehOur 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 euipped with the curiosity playfulness and sociability to direct their own education Yet we have suelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate not to promote intellectual growth To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development Drawing on evidence from anthropology psychology and history Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives solve problems get along with peers and become emotionally resilient This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago in hunter gatherer bands where children acuired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives And these instincts still operate remarkably well today as studies at alternative democratically administered schools show When children are in charge of their own education they learn better —and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling A brave counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity killing institution we call school Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children and start asking what's wrong with the system It shows how we can act —both as parents and as members of society —to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.

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 euipped with the curiosity playfulness and sociability to direct their own education Yet we have suelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate not to promote intellectual growth To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development Drawing on evidence from anthropology psychology and history Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives solve problems get along with peers and become emotionally resilient This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago in hunter gatherer bands where children acuired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives And these instincts still operate remarkably well today as studies at alternative democratically administered schools show When children are in charge of their own education they learn better —and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling A brave counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity killing institution we call school Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children and start asking what's wrong with the system It shows how we can act —both as parents and as members of society —to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.

8 thoughts on “Free to Learn

  1. B. Dixon B. Dixon says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookIf I had to summarize the first part of Peter Gray’s book in a few words it would be something like the following “Traditional schools are too authoritarian Traditional education stifles children’s curiosity and desire to learn by telling them what to study and by teaching them to do as they are told” This part of the book where he presents his understanding of the historical and psychological causes and


  2. julia katy julia katy says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookIf you are a parent about to become a parent or even a parent of a teenager this book is a must read I have reading and researching a lot about play and I have been working with children of all ages for than 10 years and now that I have my own kids I have become increasingly preoccupied with what exactly contributes to a child's independence sen


  3. 5HappyCampers 5HappyCampers says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookDr Gray provides a very thorough overview of the history of education in the US and he illustrates how education should change Our children attend a highly rated public school and are considered advanced but lately I've noticed that the homework is too much and something about how the school approached education just didn't feel right Our once enthusiastic learners were starting to hate school and still had several years until high school graduation We decided to investigate sending our kids to a school modeled after Sudbury and had a few reserva


  4. Charles VB Charles VB says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookI bought this book as I was interested in how children learned outwith the confines and sometimes the restrictions of traditional schooling While this book does discuss this at great length and has some incredibly useful and insightful sections on the whole it is too long often repetitive and too 'preachy' for my liking Personally I think if anyone is interested in knowing about child learning and alternative ways to teach children books by John Holt are far superior They are concise less like someone is lecturing you and are


  5. delia p. delia p. says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookAbsolutely a must read Great book to learn how children really need play above curriculum and how the traditional education


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    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookUtterly brilliant We had decided on an SDE approach and reading this book dispelled any concerned we had If you are consider


  7. Imo Imo says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookChanged the way I think about teaching learning and parenting I like reading books about education this one than any other I have read has influenced my perspectives and changed my attitude to school and schooling


  8. Carol Wilson Carol Wilson says:

    eBook Join or create book clubs ß ß Free to Learn PDF/EPUB ✓ Free to ePUB ´ free mobile, learn epub, Free to kindle, Free to Learn eBookThis book is both a revelation and an inspiration Should be read by every educator


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