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Banking Concept of Education

The idea that education can be a process of depositing, banking, or lodging information and knowledge within a passive learner has its origins with Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. The idea of banking education as it relates to curriculum studies has been given its fullest expression in Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed. What Freire was critiquing was the notion of education as a submissive act in which a largely compliant learner was a recipient of knowledge developed and conveyed by somebody else. At the core of the banking concept of education is a transmission view of education based on the belief that knowledge is mostly of a factual kind that exists in order to be conveyed to learners, who accept it without question. There are obvious ...

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