Alfie Kohn is an author and speaker regarding education, human behavior, and parenting. He was born in 1957, and later studied psychology drawing information from research cases to become an expert in his field. Alfie Kohn has challenged a number of theories and practices which make him controversial.
Behaviorists and conservatives find Alfie Kohn to be questionable regarding certain thoughts he has regarding psychology. Alfie Kohn went to Brown University to obtain a BA and an MA from University of Chicago. Alfie Kohn has definitive ideas on education which are described by most as progressive. He has been influential in revamping education over the years. His books discuss his theories of education as well as how individuals learn. He feels learning must be organized around problems, projects and questions.