Pedagogy Of The Oppressed By Paulo Feire Analysis

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Author Paulo Freire has a serious opinion and problem with how education is being taught. In Freire’s essay Pedagogy of the Oppressed, he mostly talks about and compares two specific concepts of teaching that he has witnessed. Those concepts are the banking and problem-posing. Sometimes while he explains the difference between the two the author can be a bit confusing and contradictive but for the most part you get the idea the he favors the problem-posing concept. Freire does a good job of vividly explain the tow concept and their differences. As a student his opinions were interesting to dissect and as an author he was convincing with his argument that problem-posing education is a great weapon to fight the oppressors. With the banking teaching concept Freire explains that the teachers assume that their students are passive with their learning skills. He …show more content…
Freire mentions that “those truly committed to liberation must reject the banking concept in its entirety, adopting instead a concept that women and men as conscious beings“(Freire 6). From my understandings from his writing, to be an “oppressor” or to be “oppressed” means that one doesn’t have great dialogue and that their creative minds have been inhibited and not used to full potential. Freire strongly feels that using the banking method has made student passive learners, and that their passiveness will carry into their adaptation to the world. As a writer his tone towards the banking system is evil and calculating. His main argument towards the banking system is that its main goal is to “break down the people within the existing establishment by influencing them to accept the status quo of the dominant society essentially meaning that as a student you are owned by the teacher” (Freire

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