Paulo Freire's Theory Of Education

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“Philosophers are commonly called “thinkers”and is one who studies philosophy. A philosopher looks at the world in wonder and seeks the underlying meaning of things; he wants to understand and codify it into a system of thought” (Justarius, 2007). “The original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning “love” and –sophos, or “wisdom”. When someone studies philosophy they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good life” (Vocabulary.com Dictionary n.d.). A philosopher is someone whose job it is to think these big thoughts. Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, p. 141 said “…A philosopher… has…[a] structure of thought unified by a purpose for his own life and for mankind” (Justarius,…show more content…
“He is widely regarded as the father of the critical pedagogy perspective of education. Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, perhaps best known for his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and for popularizing the practice of “critical pedagogy,” also wrote passionately and profoundly about what it means to be human” (Anderson, 2016). He views teachers as authoritative and refers to this as the banking system which is the act of transferring information from teachers head and depositing in students heads. In opposition to this domesticating system, Friere suggests a problem posing education which will break the vertical pattern characteristics of the traditional teacher student relations by establishing a horizontal dialogue and encouraging critical pedagogy (Sabarish-P, 2014). He believes education should raise the awareness of the students so that they become subjects, rather than objects, of the world. He said this is done by teaching students to think democratically and to continually question and make meaning from (critically view) everything they learn (Lyons, 2014). According to Friere “No one can teach anyone else; no one earns alone; people learn together, acting in and on their…show more content…
Teachers in the education system segregate children according to their race, class and gender. This leads to a separations between everyone in the classroom because the students observe the teachers actions. Both the children and teachers begin view these children differently. Paulo Freire’s philosophy of education corrects this problem face in today's system. His revolutionary pedagogy inspired millions of students and teachers all over the world to unlearn their race, class and gender privileges and to engage in a dialogue to reach at a critical awareness of the social realities in which they are living (Sabarish-P,
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