Paulo Freire Problem Posing Education

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Everyone has different techniques on how to teach, some are effective and some aren’t. However, sometimes these ways of teaching are only effective for a small amount of time. That shouldn’t be the case, people should learn things in a way that will be in their memory if not forever at least very close to indefinitely.
“One of the most influential radical educators of our world” was Paulo Freire, who had a different concept of teaching in relation to others (242). He believed that the way many teachers taught didn’t help the students fully learn or grasp the material. He thought that in order for the students to grasp the material the teachers had to share the authority with the students. He believed that the banking concept was bad method
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He implies that teachers should use another method called problem posing. He says that the way one can truly “reject the banking concept” is by “adopting instead a concept of women and men as conscious beings” (249). Freire is saying that teachers need to consider their students in lesson plans, so that the students can also be a part of the learning process. It’s important to allow the students to express their own opinions. Freire says that “problem- posing education, responding to the essence of consciousness — intentionality — rejects communiqués and embodies communications” (249). He is talking about how the teacher should encourage group discussions instead of the students just listening to their teacher. Freire describes how with problem posing the student and teacher contradiction can be resolved. He talks about how the teacher is no longer the only one that teaches, the students and the teachers learn from each …show more content…
I believe that the Education system should have both the banking and problem posing methods. In the sense that both methods are applied to every class. I believe that teachers should still have to quiz students only to make sure that they can see where the students are. I wouldn’t want someone who was really smart not learn anything new or have someone who doesn’t understand fall behind or give up if they need more help. I also agree with Freire on that teachers and students learn from each other, we are always learning new things. Although I do think that the teachers should have more authority than the students because if they don’t then some students would take advantage of

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