Coronavirus School Closures: An Educational Opportunity

By Peter Gray
May 18, 2020

This op-ed looks at the importance of self-directed play and exploration in the lives of children. Peter Gray, Co-Founder of the Let it Grow organization, draws on decades of research on self-directed learning in which young people do not attend a curriculum-based school but are homeschooled by the method commonly called unschooling.

The author points out opportunities for children to participate in play and exploration that may bolster learning during the school closures and offers suggestions for parents to encourage this self-direction.

Source Organization: Psychology Today

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