Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Department

Teaching Resource and Research Center

Abstract

Peter Gray’s “Free to learn” is a powerful and interesting exploration of “the biological underpinnings of education.” Inspired by his own young son’s rebellion against schooling, here he sets out to prove that schools destroy the natural instinct to learn. Whether one agrees with him on the evils of the present education system or vigorously disagrees that the current system fails our students utterly on every level, this is a thought-provoking read for not only evolutionary biologists, but also psychologists, citizens, policy-makers, and especially for parents and teachers

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DOI

10.1186/s12052-016-0052-0

Source

Evolution Education and Outreach 9, no. 1 (December 2016).

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