Analysis Of Freire 's Words ' True Dialogue Can Not Exist Unless The Dialoguers Engage On Critical Thinking

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Freire’s words “True dialogue cannot exist unless the dialoguers engage in critical thinking” (Freire, 1970/1993, p.92). Here, the author emphasizes how imperative critical thinking is for dialoguers in order to have a real conversation. In his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, he elaborates the meaning of critical thinking. According to what he said, when there is agreement between the world and people without separating them, it is critical thinking. Moreover, if an individual believes that everything around her is not an unchangeable fact, but a process that is constantly changing, that is also called critical thinking.

Additionally, Freire states that a process is described as critical thinking if a person takes his own decisions by himself without involving other parties. Lastly, he introduced a contrasting term of critical thinking which is naïve thinking. According to Freire, a thinker is considered as naïve if he obeys others, does whatever he is told without any questions, and lets other people think for him. When I become a teacher, I will apply Freire’s thoughts in my classroom’s regulations, subjects, and reward and punishment system.

Principles are extremely important to organize classrooms. It is imperative to make students aware of the rules placed in the class in order to provide them with a proper environment for learning. Some teachers put too strict regulations that pressure students and make them uncomfortable, and here the students are oppressed by…

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