Reading Freire in March


by Tracy Rudzitis -

In Chapter 1 of Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" Freire defines his theory and identifies the oppressor and the oppressed. He writes of how in order to liberate the oppressed and to provide a meaningful educational experience, the "learner" must be actively involved in the construction of their education. Traditional pedagogies maintain this power dichotomy by teaching with "the banking model of education" where content and information is passed from those with power to those without power.

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