Part Three of Three
My marathon conversation with Peter Gray concludes with an exploration of Peter's vision for the future. It's a bold vision, but he describes the observations that led him to believe it will become a reality for more and more children and families in the coming years. The future is self-directed education.
The Three Phases:
1. Discovery, learning about the world, the self and how the two fit together
2. Career Exploration, community/professional immersion, apprenticeship opportunities
3. Credentialing For Specialized Work, the Praxis idea of a better credential than the college degree
-Does Peter have hope for government adoption of self-directed education? Publicly supported options?
-How does education change? Considering the massive school bureaucracy.
-Are unschoolers finding professional satisfaction?
-How do schools like Sudbury help with career exploration?
-Is Peter familiar with the mission of Praxis?
Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Peter serves on the Organizing team for the Alliance For Self-Directed-Education. He also runs a blog on Psychology Today called Freedom to Learn, where he regularly explains and promotes self-directed education from a variety of angles.
In part one we discussed the biological foundations of self-education.
In part two we explored School’s Impact On Creativity and Critical Thinking
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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)
[PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous
[PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)
The Creative Pursuit (2016)
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