Paulo Freire

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  • Paulo Freire: The Banking Concept Of Banking Education

    The banking concept of education is a way of teaching embraced by some teachers. It focuses on making students memorize and repeat the information without understanding. Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator and philosopher, strongly opposes the idea of banking education in his paper “The banking concept of education”. Freire believes that banking education should be abandoned in its entirety and replaced by “problem posing education”. Personally, I’ve experienced both types of education. I believe that problem posing education is better than banking education. However, I don’t support the idea of completely abandoning the banking concept because it’s sometimes effective. Freire is strongly against banking education. He states, “It turns them into “containers”, into “receptacles”to be filled by the teachers”(1). Freire believes that the banking concept of education restricts the creative power of the students. Banking education makes students repeat and memorize what the teachers say without understanding. It turns students into receiving objects who don’t have any opinion. It’s similar to when you deposit money in a…

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  • The Banking Concept Of Education By Plato And Paulo Freire

    In their work, Plato and Paulo Freire offer harsh critiques of education. Plato compares people to prisoners in a cave where no knowledge is circulating, and Freire refers to the “Banking Concept of Education” where teachers put their thoughts and information into students’ minds much like depositing money into a bank. Instead of this money being of value by benefitting students, Freire and Plato acknowledge oppressive teaching styles which result in the value declining because the students are…

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  • Pedagogy Of The Oppressed By Paulo Reglus Neves Freire

    Paulo Reglus Neves Freire is a Brazilian educator whose revolutionary pedagogical theory influenced academic disciplines that include theology, sociology, anthropology, applied linguistics, pedagogy, and cultural studies. Freire’s revolutionary pedagogy starts from a deep love for, and humility before, poor and oppressed people and a respect for their “common sense”, which constitutes knowledge no less important than the scientific knowledge of the professional. The book is…

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  • Paulo Freire

    Freire imposes a political perspective throughout his piece, implying that learning should not be dictating, but democratic instead. He introduces the “the banking concept” which occurs when teachers effortlessly deposit information into students rather than truly teaching them its practical application (Freire 244). Consequently, superiority diffuses towards instructors, binding students to their every word. An extreme division is established between the two, oppressing the learners who become…

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  • Memorization Of Education

    "The formula for this is as such; here is a list of all our U.S presidents thus far." Memorization after memorization. Paulo Freire expresses his view about our current education system in his essay, "The 'Banking ' Concept of Education", and points out its many flaws. He classifies the education system to be that of a "banking" system. Banking education refers to the learners being mere containers or vessels waiting to obediently be oppressively "filled" or "deposited" with information by…

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  • Analysis Of Paulo Freiire's The Banking Concept Of Education

    education is the root of oppression, it is not the only institution in which oppression occurs. Paulo Freire extends the sentiment by presenting society as a constant struggle between two opposing forces. Freire believes teachers essentially oppress their students by maintaining the current society rather than encourage students to think for themselves. The result of free-thinking students is a recreation of a new society. Freire presents his main argument about education in his chapter, The…

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  • Banking Concept Of Education Essay

    Do many people realize a suitable education method can change people’s life? With the development of society, the country needs to renew strength instead of the traditional method. How do you deal with traditional problem? The most essential thing changes people’s teaching method when people are young. Let more people recognize the importance of innovation and people also gain better future. In Paulo Freire chapter, “The ‘Banking’ concept of education” he talks about two educational methods one…

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  • The Banking Concept Of Education Summary

    structure education. However, as education has changed throughout the years, so has the quality of the education. In “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education, Paulo Freire uses the comparison of a bank to the current style of education in order to reveal several problems within the education system, suggesting that students are not being taught how to think critically. Paulo Freire uses similes to describe the current education system. In the system, he essentially compares knowledge to “gifts” or…

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  • Methods Of Education In O Americano Outra Vez By Richard Feynman

    A good education enables the opportunity to learn new things and gain knowledge. Having a good education has been in many ways, viewed as essential and important. The importance of gaining a good education has been instilled in society for many years. To many, the only path to success is through education. To obtain a good education, teachers tend play a vital role. What students learn and how much they learn depend a lot on the way they are taught. In the excerpt "O Americano Outra Vez," by…

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  • Dewey's Pedagogy

    Dewey & Freire: An Experiential, Social Approach to Early Childhood Education When connecting the philosophical theories learned in class with my future pedagogical practices, I am naturally inclined to focus on those philosophers whose ideas resonated with me the most. As a believer that the purpose of education is to raise active members of society and that education can indeed change and improve our social system, I selected John Dewey and Paulo Freire as the two pillars of my teaching…

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