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What is your vision of the future of education? What stories do you have to share? What great examples and practices already exist? In this podcast, we share what we have learned, connect with others, and interview thought leaders who provoke us to think differently in education and human development. Your participation is invited! Email your stories to hosts John and Kelly Moravec at info@educationfutures.com.

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Episode 7: Unleashing the instinct to play for learning

24-01-2017

Free play is our focus for this episode. Adults often assume that it is their job to keep children busy all the time, but evidence suggests that children learn best when afforded great amounts of free time and opportunities for free play: activities that are freely chosen and directed by participants for their own sake. This can involve exploring, making new friends, playing games, being bored, and rescuing one’s self from boredom.

We wanted to learn more. And so we interviewed Dr. Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. In his book, Peter Gray argues it’s time to stop asking what’s wrong with our children, and start asking what’s wrong with the system. Is schooling the most responsible thing we can provide?

This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.

"Inspired" music by Kevin McLeod. http://incompetech.com/

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