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Freire correctly states education thus becomes an act

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Freire correctly states, “Education thus becomes an act of depositing” (Freire 1). This is the "banking" notion of instruction, wherein the extent of action allowed to the pupils entails merely as in receipt of, loading, and collecting the deposit (Freire 1). Freire offers that in order for society to change, society needs to get rid of the lack of imagination, change, and disregard for critical thinking. Comprehension only emerges through discovery and the questioning that men pursue in humanity (Freire 2). Freire believes that the “banking” method of teaching is an oppressive system that keeps the instructor and pupil in a master-slave relationship. The very foundation of the “banking” is repressive in society. The only one with power is the teacher who in this system knows everything whereas the pupil knows nothing (Freire 2). As long as a society utilizes the “banking” system, it will not evolve further. The only way to advance in knowledge is through critical thinking that comes through questioning of ideas. The only ones who seem to gain and benefit from the banking approach of teaching are the instructors (oppressors). For the world to change there has to be critical thinking, which means the banking approach will have to be set aside. The oppressors would never suggest for the advancement in knowledge for it will render the banking method ineffective. The banking approach turns humans into machines for it dehumanizes them (Freire 3).
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Menzies 3 There is one major flaw in the banking approach. That flaw is that the narration that is loaded into the pupils is filled with inconsistencies and paradoxes. Because humans are searchers, in time they will come to question the inconsistencies that will lead to critical thinking. Nevertheless, the “humanist” the radical educator cannot wait for the chance to happen. As a result, from the beginning the radical educator embarks on a joint journey of discovery with the pupil in which he encourages critical thinking. The radical instructor has faith in the ingenuity of humanity (Freire 4). The banking approach does not provide a joint relationship like
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