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Dr Peter Gray Peter Gray A very good author on Self-Directed Learning is Peter Gray.  He’s a Psychology professor at Boston College and has been researching the topic of self-directed learning and forced schooling for decades.  He has compiled much evidence demonstrating the detrimental effects of compulsory schooling and the myriad […]

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(Roy Shakespeare/LOOP IMAGES/Loop Images/Corbis) Unschooling—child-directed learning—is “the final and most extreme frontier in the broader cultural shift toward ‘child-centred’ parenting,” says the Globe and Mail. Unlike more traditional homeschooling, in which parents “try to replicate the formal curriculum of the school system in the home,” says University Affairs, unschooling “encourages kids to do pretty much whatever […]