Jason R, Leah S, Juliana B, Timothy D, Riley B, Maddie B, Ruthie L, Jake H, Sean R, Nick P, Christian J, Michael R, Jake D, Gabby L
In our discussion today we talked about what differentiates banking education and the problem-posing education method. We went through the pros and cons of how each work. We have been given a systematic way of getting handed information and just reciting everything that is taught. One of the things with banking education is that it does not motivate me to genuinely put in any effort. High school was incredibly difficult to go through the motions and memorize things then a week after the test, it will soon be forgotten. This method has really affected me in my grades because comprehending information is much more valuable than memorizing. A huge aspect that is between a good teacher and a bad teacher is their ability to make students think rather than memorizing. The problem-posing method is far superior since it allows students to be enthusiastic when learning. I had a few teachers that taught this way and the impact it had on me was that I was able to actually “learn” topics. In college, we are required to take gen-ed classes, which have a positive and negative impact. These classes need to be taught with passion and make students able to be motivated. Our discussion went very well and we made some great conversation over this topic.