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Play matters, but educators and parents undermine it

Aug 18, 2016

Dr. Peter Gray is an evolutionary research psychologist. He focuses on our education system and how children learn naturally. And that’s the rub: Gray points to the many ways our schools impede natural learning, with disturbing consequences.

His research and writing shed light on how the creativity and skills we establish in free play influence learning.

Gray is the author of “Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life.”  He spoke on August 4 at the University of Washington. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded his talk.

Web Exclusive: Listen to the full talk below