Paulo Freire’s Banking Theory of Education positions students as empty vessels to be filled by the teacher. According to Paulo Freire in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, education is traditionally framed as “an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor” (Pedagogy of the Oppressed 58). In this framework, the teacher lectures, and the students “receive, memorize, and repeat” (58). Freire explains that banking education is generally characterized by the following oppressive attitudes and practices:

If any of this speaks to you, I would highly recommend reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. Keith and I use it in our courses, and it is always one of those books that students find extremely powerful and transformative. If you’re not familiar with Freire or Critical Pedagogy, then click here Critical Pedagogy on the Web, and it will take you to the site where the above information comes from. Shared By.

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