Dr. Peter Gray

Session Title:

Playful Learning

Session Description: In this insightful conversation, Peter Gray speaks about the inherent educational value of play and why every family should encourage it within their children.

What You Can Expect:

  • Understand the importance of child-to-child play in development
  • Understand the foundational abilities that are nurtured through play
  • Examine our own conditioning and look at how that shapes the way we look at our children’s education

Dr. Peter Gray

Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He is the author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook, which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective. Much of his research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration. He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn. He also authors a regular blog called Freedom to Learn, for Psychology Today magazine and is president of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education.

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Free to Learn

In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today’s constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development.


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2 additional video interviews featuring Dr. Peter Gray discussing learning and video games and playfulness and learning. 


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