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Jacqueline Blodgett English 131 X 1/22/2007 Rough Draft Breaking the Banking Bankruptcy The typical student in modern America is exposed to dozens of different educators, teaching methods and learning environments. So how can one be sure of which is most effective? In his article on Critical Pedagogy, Freire argues that the traditional ‘banking’ method of teaching-where the teachers tell the students knowledge, and students memorize the knowledge-is inherently backwards and prohibits critical thinking and the attainment of true knowledge. Since this style of teaching is so harmful to its students, it should be actively rooted out and replaced with the problem-posing style of teaching. A major benefit of problem-posing style education is that the students have higher communication, critical thinking and are better able to globally recognize the world around them. Freire states that “Whereas banking education anesthetizes and inhibits creative power, problem-posing education involves a constant unveiling of reality”
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