The Bookshop Podcast

Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Peter Gray, Ph. D., About Self-Directed Education

June 16, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 47
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Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Peter Gray, Ph. D., About Self-Directed Education
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The Bookshop Podcast
Mandy Jackson-Beverly Chats With Peter Gray, Ph. D., About Self-Directed Education
Jun 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 47
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is the author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University.

His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He a founding member of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education and a founding board member of the nonprofit Let Grow. 

His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long-distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

Here are the links for this episode:

Let Grow

Tipping Points Press

Psychology Today

Peter Gray on Facebook

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, Dr. Peter Gray (available in 18 languages). 

The Alliance For Self-directed Learning

 

Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheBookshopPodcast?locale.x=en_US)

Show Notes

Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is the author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University.

His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He a founding member of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education and a founding board member of the nonprofit Let Grow. 

His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long-distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

Here are the links for this episode:

Let Grow

Tipping Points Press

Psychology Today

Peter Gray on Facebook

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, Dr. Peter Gray (available in 18 languages). 

The Alliance For Self-directed Learning

 

Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheBookshopPodcast?locale.x=en_US)