Topic Selection: topic #3
Topic Proposal: I want to focus on the two different types of learning discussed in Freire’s essay, The Banking concept and Problem-posing education. I want to focus on how each is used at West Chester University and how each impact the relationships between students and professors.
Team Selection: by myself
Working thesis: In Freire’s essay, he defines “The Banking Concept of Education”, but also “Problem-posing Education”. These styles of teaching can be seen on the West Chester University campus, but how does each one impact the teacher-student relationship?
“Problem-posing education does not and cannot serve the interests of the oppressor… In the revolutionary process, the leaders cannot utilize the banking method as an interim measure, justified on grounds of expediency with the intention of later behaving in a genuinely revolutionary fashion.” (page 6)
“Banking education (for obvious reasons) attempts, by mythicizing reality, to conceal certain facts which explain the way human beings exist in the world; problem-posing education sets itself the task of demythologizing.” (page 5)