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Paulo Freire is a native Brazilian who spent most of his earlier life teaching in poor areas of Brazil His fundamentals of education was teaching his students to think critically and thereby to take power over their own lives Because he has created a classroom where teachers and students have equal power and equal dignity 255 Freire wrote an essay entitled The Banking Concept of Education where he criticizes education stating that narration with the teacher as the narrator leads the students to memorize mechanically the narrated content Worse yet it turns them into containers into receptacles to be filled by the teacher The more completely she fills the receptacles the better a teacher she is The more meekly the receptacles permit themselves to filled the better students they are 257 The problem that I have found with his ideas of banking courses is that he blames the teachers for not showing their pupils higher analytical skills when in all actuality its up to the student to learn how they can apply their own individual knowledge There is not set standard of how to teach pupils higher thinking because everyone must apply their own intelligence in different ways Yes there are problem posing courses but what Freire doesnt acknowledge in his essay is that those courses are reserved for adult students Freire also doesnt realize that most of the skills you learn in problem posing courses consists of mostly common sense What I think Freire didnt realize is that this banking concept is paramount and fundamental to education To learn any subject one must receive memorize and repeat information by filing and storing This is an elementary principal of teaching that does work This is how a student learns a subjects and it is the only way to learn a subject What Freire doesnt acknowledge is that it is not the teachers job to show their students greater analytical skills because how you apply your
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