Cesar Freire 's Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

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Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed presents two distinct educational methods and asserts that problem-posing education, rather than the banking method, is what is necessary for humanity. This particular excerpt of Pedagogy of the Oppressed encapsulates a vast scope of education. It begins with an exposition, revealing what exactly banking method is, followed by the explanation of problem-posing education. Throughout the duration of the chapter, Freire passionately presents his ideals about education through the scopes of these two educational styles. Pedagogy of the Oppressed starts off with an explanation that the focus of his analysis is the relationship between teachers and students. First, Freire believes that the majority of teachers today “talk about reality as if it were motionless, static, compartmentalized, and predictable” (Paolo Freire). He uses lucidly negative diction like “hollow” and “alienating” to describe the words these teachers speak, emphasizing that this clearly isn’t enough when it comes to educating students Freire goes on to call this particular type of educating “narrative education” (Freire). Narrative education is where teachers act as the omnipotent being. Students are merely taught everything as if it were objectively the same as any other fact, and not taught the significance. Teachers do not learn anything from the students, either. Narrative education is a one-way street. An aspect of narrative education is the polarizing idea of

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