He speaks about the teacher’s authority that is seen and aware to both the teacher and the students and questions how can this relationship of the teachers feeding the students with information they don’t dare to challenge, which ultimately causes a lack in creativity, can be broken, to help better the students education.
Turning Point: In paragraph 29, Freire shifts his essay from talking about his “banking concept education” (the problem) and how it hinders the students education, free expression, and creativity to talking his concept of “problem- posing education” (the solution).
What do you think is the essential action of the essay and what the essay is trying to argue?
Paulo Freire raises concern of how the relationship between a student and his/her teacher effects the students learning progression in his essay “The Banking Concept of Education.” Freire believes that in schools the students aren’t allowed to voice their opinion or express their ideas because of Freire’s general idea of how students only go to school to listen and receive the information given to them by the all-knowledgeable teachers.
Paragraph 17: This paragraph talks about the relationship between “human beings and the world” and how an “empty “mind”” passively deposits reality from the outside world.
Paragraph 18: Freire speaks about how education should make people more passive and have them adapt to the world.Paragraph 27: Freire talks about how the banking concept of education cannot be used to pursue liberation.Paragraph 28: This paragraph talks about liberation and how it is “the process of humanization.” The Solution: Problem-posing Education Paragraph 29: This paragraph is the turning point of the essay because it shifts from talking about the problem to the solution of the problem, which is acheiving liberation by rejecting the banking concept and “adopting” a new concept; aka Problem-posing Education.Diagram The Problem: Banking Concept Education Paragraph 1: This paragraph briefly states Freire’s argument of how he thinks education is almost “lifeless” because the students are only receiving information from the teachers, memorizing it, and regurgitating it back to them without fully understanding or challenging the information presented.This paragraph ultimately become the main focus of the essay.Your education thesis topic may not be original, but it should be manageable and rich in available literature.Below you’ll find a list of educational topics broken up by major knowledge sections; such as education administration, classroom management, curriculum development, philosophy of education, theories of education, and education of children with special needs.Paragraph 11: This paragraph briefly explains how students are the oppressed and are taught to stay in the margins, that was their “incompetent and lazy” minds can be dominated more by the teachers (oppressors).Paragraph 12: This paragraph talks about how the oppressed are not “marginals” and how they need to transform the structure of oppression to become “being for themselves.” Paragraph 13: This paragraph explains how the banking concept will never suggest students to think critically about reality.Paragraph 31: This paragraph talks about how the problem-prosing education works.It is the process where the teacher and student work together to a point where each person is both the teacher and the student at the same time.