Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology at Boston College, writes a self-education column for Psychology Today’s website. His columns have been linked to and discussed on numerous unschooling blogs and lists and there’s a good chance you may have read one of his columns yourself. He wrote a column today asking for submissions.
“I would love to hear and perhaps share your stories, which can be about your children, others you know, or you. Your stories may be a great source of inspiration for other readers”.
Here are some of the topics he’s interested in hearing more about:
Learning to read without schooling
Learning math without schooling
From play to careers
Becoming an expert through one’s own initiative
Age-mixed play and friendships: Contributions to children’s and adolescents’ learning
Roles of adults in children’s and adolescents’ self-directed learning.
Fantasy play: Listening to little actors and directors.
Making and enforcing rules at home
Here’s the link for more information on sending in your stories of self directed learning