Paolo Freire - Final

Banking concept of Education

Investment Banking Education / December 7, 2014

In “The Banking Concept of Education”, Paulo Freire dwells on the idea that a teachers task is to simply fill a student’s mind and that it hurts their education with the banking concept. I will argue that by adding real life examples as well as experiences to our early education, it will solve the problem of student abstract on education as well as the teachers way of teaching. That is because real life examples will make the school teachers ideas more clearer and students will be motivated to engage more on their learning process.
In “The Banking Concept of Education” one of Paulo Freire’s main idea expresses thoughts on how “[e]ducation is suffering from narration sickness”(318) due to the relationship between the teacher and the student. Freire believes that the Banking Method of Education simply “fills” ‘the students with the contents of [the teacher’s] narration”(318) and causes a lack on their creativity, critical thinking, and free expression. By the students just sitting in the classroom listening to the teacher and not engaging in any type of conversations, limits their ability to really understanding what is being taught to them.. It also limits the use of what is being taught to them with reality. The method fails because it lacks communication between the teacher and the students in which it also disconnects the content from reality.
One problem that I believe education has today is that most of the examples being used in schools are not relevant to real life and the students often find it is difficult to make a connection between what they are learning in school and real life. Most of the things that we seem to be learning have no significant values in our lives. Paulo Freire states that by “abandon[ing] the educational goal of deposit-making and replace it with the posing of the problems of men in their relations with the world”, can expand the students knowledge to real life pro...