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Peter Gray
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Bio: Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College. His most recent book is Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books, 2013). He is also author of a college-level introduction to psychology (Psychology, Worth Publishers, now in its 6th edition). He and others have established a website—alternativestoschool.com—to help families find ways to allow their children to take control of their own education.

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The Startling Amount That Children Can Learn From Play

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

In her TEDTalk, Alison Gopnik illustrates the value of an evolutionary perspective for understanding young children's amazing learning abilities. In my own research (described in my new book, Free to Learn), I've focused on...

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