Education And Problem Posing Education

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Freire enlightens his readers into two different views of education; banking education and problem-posing education. These two approaches are on opposite ends of the educational spectrum. Banking education describes the student as a bank that the teacher is depositing knowledge into. In this form of education students are hoped to retain all the education that the teachers is presenting. Problem-posing education differs in the way that students gain information. This method is more creative and explorative. The students are not only learning from the teacher but also from each other. They are able to freely think and open their minds to different ideas. Freire discusses both of these methods in the view points of; the theory each methods…show more content…
The teachers are able to learn from the students and their experiences and the students are able to learn from the teacher. Banking education is all about memorization and building knowledge to become a complete an educated person, “Instead of communicating, the teacher issues communiques and makes deposits which the students patiently receive, memorize, and repeat”(1, 1993). In this way it is also very easy to determine what is being taught. This gives no freedom to the teachers, but only to the people who make up the curriculum. Problem- posing is leaning towards a very different theory. They ground themselves on communication, freedom, and worldly experiences. The students in problem-posing education are taught to react to problems around them and learn from what is going on in the world. Communication is a big idea in the theory of each type of education. In the problem-posing model communication is key to learning. Teachers are able to teach through the students’ knowledge and what use this to base their lessons off of. Banking education shuts all communication off between the student and the teacher, and the teacher and the curriculum maker. The students have no real say in their education they just listen to what the teacher says. The teacher does not impose their thinking’s on the student, they are only to present the material. All of these components lead to the theory of knowledge that both banking and
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