In this week’s discussion group, we talked about the similarities and differences between Percy and Freire, more specifically about their views on the education system.
Overall, there were more similarities than differences between the two scholars. Some of the similarities we talked about had to do with the fact that when we are taught or someone is teaching, no one is truly learning anything. With Percy’s view, however, his has more to do with real life experiences than learning in a classroom. Percy thinks we aren’t living in the moment and that it’s something we need to do more of. Another similarity would be that when information is presented or experienced with our own eyes, it isn’t as meaningful.
The only difference we discussed was that while they both think we, the learners, need to go out and learn for ourselves with others and our surroundings, Percy thinks that our experiences aren’t fully learned because we weren’t the first ones to experience it.
Members: Laura, Hailey, Donny, and Brandon