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Freire states It follows logically from the banking notion of consciousness that theeducators role is to regulate the way the world enters into thestudents His task is to organize a process which already occursspontaneously to fill the students by making deposits of informationwhich he considers to constitute true knowledge And since men receivethe world as passive entities education should make them more passivestill and adapt them to the world The educated man is the adapted manbecause he is better fit for the world Translated into practice thisconcept is well suited to the purposes of the oppressors whosetranquility rests on how well men fit the world the oppressors havecreated and how little they question it Freire 260My opinion of the quote of Paulo Freiere is that he feels that only theoppressor has the ability to direct the thoughts of the student he feelsthat the pedagogy of the banking concept of learning is the way toinstruct the oppressed student in the way that he wants them to thinkand understand the ways of the world and where he should be in life Teaching using the banking concept of education is not allowing thestudent to grow to their full potential the teacher has a need to besuperior and use this concept to keep them oppressed What the teacherfails to understand is that even though teaching this way stifles thestudent it lessening the educational experience and limits theprofessional quality of education The student is a reflection of histeaching The oppressor feel he understands better and is more fit yethe doesnt realize to hold something down you have to be down as well use the banking concept the student who has no knowledge orconsciousness of the world are the thing around them and have no desireto obtain the knowledge to grow and progress to achieve a productiveworld and life The oppressors that use the banking concept of learningdo so to teach the students in a way where they are
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