Topic 1: The space of education at WCU
Group: Michael Lindholm
There are endless possiblities in the way a college campus could be rearranged in order to maximize potential learning. There is a lot of wasted space in dorm halls, and to be able to occupy that space with potential learning possibilities could reshape how a student is able to learn at WCU. One of the ways we are able to get students more engaged is to hold classes in a more personal manner. If all classes were more student-teacher based rather than lecture formatted than students would be able to get more out of their class time. But not only should the classroom sizes be smaller for a more direct education, but the delivery system of which the teacher reveals information for students.
Quote 1: “They have always been “Inside” the structure which made them “Beings for others.” The solution is not to “Integrate” Them into the structure of oppression, but to transform that structure so that they can become “Beings for themselves” (Friere 2).
Quote 2: Education thus becomes an act of depositing, in which students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor. Instead of communicating, the teacher issues communiqués and makes deposits which the students patiently receive, memorize, and repeat”(Friere 1).