Summary Of Paulo Freire's Theory Of Education

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1. Freire next offers the concept of themes, which can be as tools to liberate the oppressed. Generative themes are the components of the thematic universe of all peoples and these themes arise from dialogue. Generative themes are educational, political or social topics important to the people whom they affect. These themes are important because, as humans, people have an historical existence and therefore can work to alter their world. Freire also describes limit situations within these themes. These limit-situations are identified as obstacles to ones’ liberation. People need to use the resources revealed through dialogue to work to surmount these limits. These themes and an understanding of them give people a perspective of their reality. Themes exist when people interact with their world with reference to concrete facts, with generative themes intersecting and creating a thematic universe. Freire explains that to apprehend these themes and to understand them is to understand both the people which embody them and the reality to which they refer. Once the reality is understood and recognized, people can begin to dialogue and work to liberate themselves and thus end oppression. Implications of Paulo Freire’s Theory to Education…show more content…
Teachers must ask themselves what they will dialogue with the students about. Freire points out that educators cannot go to the labourers with a banking style of education to deposit knowledge or impose upon them the notion of a “good man” based on the conclusions of the oppressors. Leaders and educators must use the language of the oppressed so that they may dialogue with them to learn from them. Finally, within education, dialogue must incorporate critical thinking of all participants. This line of cognition is dynamic. Communication is important to true

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