Answer Key for Soc 102 FINAL - Sociology 102 First Essay...

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Sociology 102: First Essay Content Key Students need to summarize the key ideas in Paulo Freire’s chapter from his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968) based on the quotation provided . They need to cover the main points on the assignment sheet, and in their own words as much as possible: 1. The banking / deposit concept of education Student writers need to explain how this model of education positions students as “empty vessels,” as passive recipients of knowledge and information that their teachers pour into their heads. This model suggests that students learn about the world from the omniscient teacher and are expected, as educated individuals, to “fit” in it. This means they don’t engage with the world, they don’t resist, change, or challenge the world as it is. This is a preferred state of affairs for those in power. Being educated perpetuates the status quo (the world as it is), which reinforces the passivity of students and thus the power of the teacher-oppressors. This condition results in

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