Paulo Freire's Philosophy On Emancipatory Education
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The discussion below explores Paulo Freire’s philosophy on emancipatory learning or education whereby by he uses the term ‘banking education’ to describe the social representation of oppression and develops an emancipatory ‘problem-posing’ education in the form of conscientization projects related to social transformation. In this text the key words are emancipated and empowered. Emancipate means to liberate or free someone or something and to empower to allow someone or enable them to do what they desire (thesaurus.com, 2017).
Over the past, teachers were the resources of knowledge and the only ones who had power and authority which led to learners not being able to communicate effectively with them. This was observed during a learning process…show more content… He proposed the problem-posing model which discovers the problems and realities people find themselves in as something that can undergo some sort of transformation and that it is not the responsibility of the teacher to provide answers to the challenges, but to help those learners to achieve a form of critical thinking about that certain situation which makes them to be able to understand that society is not fixed but is potentially open to…show more content… This results in them being trained to view the behaviours and practices of the teachers which in this case are the dominant group as complete, correct and whole which means for them to become whole and complete individuals they must mimic the practices of the dominant culture or of the teachers (FREIRE, 2005). For this perception to be eradicated, the learners must be included or engaged in the process of removing the characteristic qualities that are expected to be mimicked by these learners so that they can a new life and being according to their own rationality which is supported by Paulo Freire as he argued that learning is fully achieved to its full potential when it’s through critical thinking and the analysis of ones experiences and feelings (Rugut & Osman, 2013). This is also seen in universities as students are allowed to use their own ways of expression in order to eloquent their shared perspective of how their world came to be the way it is and ways of putting up action in order to change their future and education is a process of a dialogue whereby the students and lecturers engage in mutually respectful