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Banking Concept Of Education Summary

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In Paulo Freire’s essay “The Banking Concept of Education,” he discusses the flaws he has seen in the education system. Specifically he argues that in most education systems the students are just empty receptacles being filled by their teachers, there is no dialog between the teacher and students. Freire thinks that in education learning should not be a one way thing, there should be a dialog going on between the teacher and students. Another big point Freire emphasizes in his essay is active learning, so that everyone is learning and participating. In Freire’s essay he proposes a new way of learning/a new concept of learning called the “problem posing concept.” Another point Freire makes in his problem-posing concept is that education is…show more content…
Freire feels that the students should not be passive and that they should always be actively learning but also always helping others learn as well. He also thinks that students should be able to voice their opinions when learning and also be able to challenge others knowledge and not just accept and repeat the facts that are being told to them. Additionally, Freire thinks that all learning should be active. Active learning is a big element to truly learning. If you are not actively having a dialog and learning from each other, you are using the “banking concept of learning,” only receiving information and not challenging the knowledge. “In problem-posing education people develop their power to perceive critically the way they exist in the world with which and in which they find themselves,” the problem-posing model is used to help students think more critically and in-depth about what they are learning. The problem-posing education model “regards dialog as indispensable to the act of cognition which unveils reality.” Freire wants the students to be able to form their own opinions and thoughts on subjects, not just repeat what was told to them about the topic. Freire’s goal with the problem-posing concept is to get students to actively and critically think about what they are learning and why they are learning about it. “the teacher cannot think for her students, nor can she impose her thoughts on them,” this is why students need to be actively thinking, they need to form their own opinions to truly
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