Reflection Of Education: An Introduction To Sociology Class

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Register to read the introduction… I remember my first day in my intro to sociology class, the class was buzzing with students talking and the teacher walks in and the room, and it instantly grows so quite that you can hear the teacher talking in the next room. She started by talking role and everyone present replied “Here”, “present” just like normal days in high school. She passes out the syllabus and began to tell us about the course we are about to enter into. As she tells us about the course she tells us that in this class it may change your opinion about what you thought you knew. She says it may also open your mind to thing you may never even thought to think about. The teacher continues say to us that I am not going to spoon feed you information, that it is your responsibility to gain understanding for yourself. Everyone in the room looked at each other with puzzle looks at that time we did not understand what she meant. I felt like in this class she became more of a gateway to the information, and on the side of that gateway laid greater understanding that I had to step through and obtain. All it took was for me to open my mind and think outside the box. With those simple sentences it changed everything that I was use to and I knew like Dorothy and I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. I had to learn not only to read and understand material but also to apply to my life. Once you learn to apply things to your everyday life I think that is when you have truly gained …show more content…
Freire gives readers a consciousness of the concept of education. He is an advocate for progressive change. In order to take over the suffering, one first has to overcome your “fear of freedom”. There are Literacy programs that support people to overcome that fear. The ability to practice freedom rather than alienate ourselves; we must educate ourselves. From day one education played a major role in society. We were constantly asked what we want out of life. We were asked what seemed like simple questions growing up. In elementary we were asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?" in middle school we were told “you better start thinking about the actions you do now, they may affect your future later." Starting high school we were asked to start thinking about our future and what we want to study" and leaving high school we were once again asked " What do you want to be when you grow up?" The most common theme in America is a land of opportunity, if this true why is it that we are taught to remember, instead of broadening our minds to strengthen our opportunities. I was always told that you want to work smart not hard and the only way to be successful with that is to gain knowledge and learn by

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