Transformation Of Education

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Transformation is a concept overlooked by many but it is extremely necessary to the development of society and individuality. Freire uses this idea throughout his article to explain the extreme need for students to learn in a way that empowers them to transform the world, not just simply live in it. There are problems faced in both the world as a whole, and UConn specifically, that cannot be addressed without individuals who are willing to bring about change. The model of the new recreation center which is located in the Student Union is a prime example of people trying to better the UConn community. Freire’s article, entitled “The Banking Concept of Education”, sheds light on artifacts on campus that relate to the transformation of UConn …show more content…
UConn however is going against his statements by proving themselves capable of transforming our school through construction. Freire claims that the banking concept of education, a commonly used teaching technique, is built around students memorizing unimportant information. The concept strips them of their true intellectual curiosity and holds them back from exploring the problems faced in reality. Freire summarizes his argument by saying, “The more students work at storing the deposits entrusted to them, the less they develop the critical consciousness which would result from their intervention in the world as transformers of that world” (Freire 245). Again, the mention of transformation is a large theme in his argument. The building and improvement of our campus further show that UConn does not uphold the common banking education technique and instead values the need for students to learn how to be transformers. UConn, in this case, is considered to be the teacher, having the ability to control the way students learn and grow into adults. In his article, Freire proposes the concept of problem-posing education which teaches students about the problems faced in our society and how they can relate to them. Through the construction of the new recreation center, it is evident that UConn is demonstrating …show more content…
Additionally, it proves that we value improvement and change as a key aspect of education. Freire elaborates on this concept by talking about students who have realized the true purpose of education. He states, “They may perceive through their relations with reality that reality is really a process undergoing constant transformation”(Freire 246). UConn greatly exemplifies this reality that Freire talks about. Looking around campus, it is obvious that there is constant construction going on. My chosen artifact gives the UConn community justification and explanation for the inconvenience of the construction. It spreads the idea that without the transformation of campus, our education would also remain unchanged. A lack of transformation would be extremely unbeneficial to students since it is evident that there are flaws in our current education system as emphasized by Freire, Deresiewicz, and

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