Paulo Freire's Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

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Over the course of history, many oppressive systems have been overthrown by the people whom they belittled. Even today, here in our country that boasts the ideology of freedom, we continue to be oppressed under the false pretense of education. You might ask how that is possible because you don’t feel oppressed. Well, it is because that is how you have been conditioned to think by some of your teachers, and the education system. Some say that our educational system is great and it gives every opportunity to become better. This has become somewhat true over time, but not entirely. An insightful philosopher named Paulo Freire asserts his views about the problematic education system being used in the sixties known as the “banking” concept in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. This concept is described as an almost autonomous way of …show more content…

He emphasizes that this teacher and student relationship in education is for people whom are “necrophilous”. And that it is only a means to control the masses by disabling their ability to critically-think. He also encourages problem-posing teaching, which are open discussion classes where not only the students can learn, but the teacher learns as well; a truly ideal learning environment for growth and change. Some of you may believe that your education has not been oppressive, but I can tell you from my own experience that there have been significant improvements, but Freire’s ideals still hold true to this day. First, we must examine Freire’s ideals of education. He believes the banking

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