Freire-BankingMethodofTeaching

Freire-BankingMethodofTeaching - Philosophy of Education -...

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Philosophy of Education -- Chapter 2: Pedagogy of the Oppressed - (http://www.webster.edu/ ~corbetre/philosophy/education/freire/freire-2.html) 2007/12/10 20:43:23 ---------------------------------- PAULO FREIRE: CHAPTER 2 OF PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED This reading is from: PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED by Paulo Freire. New York: Continuum Books, 1993. CHAPTER 2 A careful analysis of the teacher-student relationship at any level, inside or outside the school, reveals its fundamentally narrative character. This relationship involves a narrating Subject (the teacher) and patient listening objects (the students). The contents, whether values or empirical dimensions of reality, tend in the process of being narrated to become lifeless and petrified. Education is suffering from narration sickness. The teacher talks about reality as if it were motionless, static, compartmentalized, and predictable. Or else he expounds on a topic completely alien to the existential experience of the students. His task is to "fill" the students with the contents of his narration -- contents which are detached from reality, disconnected from the totality that engendered them and could give them significance. Words are emptied of their concreteness and become a hollow, alienated, and
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