Critical Analysis Of Paulo Freire's The Banking Concept Of Education

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Oppression and Building a Growth Mindset
There is several traits and concepts that can influence how a student performs in a classroom that impacts motivation as a student. For one oppressive education can challenge someone between growth and a set mindset. In Chapter 2, “The Banking Concept of Education”, of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, he manifests his view of the education as corrupt. According to him the educational scheme is a “banking system” where he explains to be the wrong approach, and claims that “Problem-Posing education” which he believes in to be more effective and adequate. While in the article, “Brainology Transforming Students Motivation to Learn” by Carol S. Dweck discusses the importance of these two different
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Freire points out that teachers use their credibility for bad, stating that “In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing” by this the author is explaining that if you are a pupil it means you do not know nothing about the subject therefore whatever your professor says it is right. And if questioned, under the teacher 's idealism, if you are not following this then you are wrong and will fail at life. Students are not really learning, and gaining true education, they are just memorizing whatever the teacher is saying. From my own experience I used to presume true everything that came out of the mouth of my instructors. In fact in all my English classes we would read a lot of books talking about how communism was an awful thing that it was bad for the country and any other place in the world. My colleagues and I that ran with the idea for many years believing such ignorant thing was right to do because I would never question my teachers as they tended to be delicate with students undermining their …show more content…
When I gained this abilities I stopped tolerating the oppression teachers gave to students according to Freire. Now everything that I did not understand I would question it in class and then go on and do my own research to bring it to class next day to use it as credibility. I try to create my own authority since the first day of class so I can make sure a “problem-posing education” is established in the classroom. According to Freire a problem-posing system is “... the problem-posing educator constantly re-forms his (teacher) reflections in the reflection of the students. The students--no longer docile listeners--are now critical co-inventors in dialogue with the teacher. The teacher presents the material to the students for their consideration, and reconsiders her earlier considerations as the students express their own” based on the soul purpose that teachers are also students and that they have a lot to learn from each other to make learning effective and relatable to reality. These current Trait will help me alot in any class because I know I have the motivation and ability to create a good communication between the teacher and me. Furthermore, going from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset has changed my view of life dramatically. Specially going through Dweck’s article of brainology and understanding how a

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