Does self-directed education really “work,” and how can we prove it? In this episode I speak with Peter Gray, Ph.D., about the evidence (and lack thereof) for the effectiveness of unschooling and democratic free schools. Topics include: How does one measure the "effectiveness" of education in the first place? What does Peter's research say? How might a skeptical parent critique it? Why is it hard to get this research published? If Peter could design a perfect experiment to show that it self-directed education works, what would it look like? And how might a Master’s or Ph.D. student contribute to this field?
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Peter's blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn
Peter's book: http://www.freetolearnbook.com
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