They reach a plateau in which they never go above or

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of how much they can further enhance their education. They reach a plateau in which they never go above or beyond what is expected. Warlick defines the two methods of teaching used in all education systems. The first is known as the banking method which is most common yet unsuccessful method of learning. The second is the problem posing concept which is the least common but most effective method used to teach students. The first method which Warlick has labeled as the unsuccessful method of education is the banking system, this name was given by Paulo Freire. In his book Pedology of the Oppressed, Freire discusses two very distinct concepts of teaching, one of which many students can relate to. This first concept entails teacher dominance of students. The classroom is treated as a dictatorship in which the teacher is always right and students are believed not intelligent enough to correct or inter- act with the teacher to achieve a final answer. Memorization is the main objective; stu- dents just sit and copy what is thrown at them with no proper understanding of what is going on. The banking method leads to limited success, and students often only reach a
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level of education that fit the expectation, unable to exceed or achieve more then what is expected in statistics. Considering how common the banking system occurs in education, I wonder if everyone is aware of the problem posing concept, the second concept addressed in Freire’s book, or do teachers use methods imposed on them when they were in the educa- tional system? In this concept Freire believes that the process of education is not only for the student but for the teacher as well. Both students and teacher learn in harmony; they participate together and provide a method that facilitates learning. Lessons learned are not forgotten within next semester but they remain with the student for the rest of their lives. If teachers are aware of the inefficiency of the banking system why are students still introduced to this? If teachers are unaware, then this brings additional flaw to our educational system. Students will never progress from just memorizing, if teachers are trained the same way they are teaching. An endless, mindless chain has been started and must be stopped. Our students deserve better and personally I have high hopes for the knowledge of the problem posing concept reaching schools around the nation.
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