The Importance of Education Essay

1337 Words Nov 4th, 2008 6 Pages
The Importance of Education
Education and learning is one of the most important processes in today’s society.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s teachers. In the “banking method” or education by memorization, the student’s are not being taught; they are only expected to memorize the material, which is not actually a learning process. Although there are a lot of misconceptions to the “Banking method”, I think that there are also a lot of good to this method as well. I think that the teacher’s job is to fill the students with their knowledge, but I don’t think this is the only job of the teacher. The teacher also needs to present the material in a way that is interesting to the students. The teachers should not only give the information and
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A lot of the education that we take in has a lot to do with what kind of teaching method was used. Different people learn with different styles of teaching. Some people learn better with hands on material and some people learn by lecture. There are more styles and methods of teaching; the education by memorization is not one of my particular favorite types of teaching I like the more hands on types of teaching; I guess that is why I like math because although it has a lot of the “banking method” involved there is also a lot of hands on where you actually get to involve yourself in the subject by figuring out the problems. In the “banking method” of education it says that the teachers know everything and the students don’t know anything. It also says that the students don’t teach the teachers anything (257). Although the teacher may be head over the students in the classroom, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the teacher knows more than the students. Some students might have more experience in that specific field than the teacher. Or the teacher just might not have been taught properly about something in that subject and one of the students might have been taught the proper way.
Paulo Freire wrote “education is suffering from narration sickness” (256). What Freire means by this is a majority of the reason why people don’t pay attention in their classes and don’t want to be more involved in

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