Which Education System Works Best English Language Essay

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"Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry..."(Freire). In my Art appreciation class at Saddleback College, my Art appreciation professor Redfield, uses the Banking-education system. The Banking-education system is when the teacher is just the narrator and the student is there listener. The teacher using this system just fills your head up with information and does not work with the student, not letting them work with the teacher and fellow classmates. Freire's idea of the Problem-Posing Education is that instead of the teacher just being the narrator and the students listen, they all work together and everyone is asking questions to one another trying to gain some knowledge. Every day when I go into my art appreciation class My professor makes us all sit down, then "deposits" information into our heads and tells us just exactly what we need to know for the test so we only learn it for a short period of time. Freire's idea of a "Problem Posing-Education" in my opinion is a better way to educate students, instead of just the normal boring technique that students often do not really remember much and understand as well.

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world"(Freire). Freire says that most teachers do not really educate their students and instead just fill their heads with information. The thing is with this method, we have short-term memory of it because we aren't actually fully learning and understanding it. Most students are just memorizing and learning what they need to know and then forgetting it as soon as they take the test. In my Art appreciation class this is exactly what happens to me too. Professor Redfield just tells me a bunch of information that I will never really remember and then just tells the class what is going to be on the test. This method really does not let the students learn to their full capacity because the professor does not let the students get involved and actually learn the material at hand. This may not be the case for every subject at school, but most of the time I believe that engaging yourself with group activity and working with one another is a much better way to learn than just being told what you need to know and memorizing it. When you work in a group to help solve problems or learn something new, you retain the information a lot faster than you would just by taking notes and listening. This is just one of many ways that I believe Freire's Problem-Posing Education is a more efficient way to learning.

"Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming."(Freire). There are many differences that come from problem-posing education over the origin banking concept. The main difference between the two is that Problem-Posing education, you work together in situations to learn and banking concept you just listen to learn. More effective way in my opinion is Problem-Posing education. Some expectations for problem-posing is that the teachers expect everyone to get an A or B on every assignment but just how long it takes you to get that varies tremendously. This is unlike banking education where you have an A to F range on your assignments. In my Art appreciation class, Redfield overuses the banking education system and really just talks to you without the student actually learning anything. Most of the information he tells the class, goes in one ear and out the other. This is why I believe problem-posing is better in most cases; you can be with a group or teacher and work with them to learn together how this or that works. Your learning capability is diminished when you just hear what you need to learn. The brain cannot just keep memorizing information again and again, at some point you have to actually learn it. My last exam in Professor Redfield's class, the day before the exam he just told us everything we needed to know for exam and what we need to do to pass it. I would write down on my notes everything he said and then memorize this. I came into class the next day and ended up getting an A on my test, the only thing is now looking back on it; I do not remember a single thing from that test and wouldn't be able to tell you one thing about the artists or paintings I learned about. We really need to get schools to realize there are better ways to teach and try implementing these new learning systems into our classes. When we work as a group, you are more prone to open up to that person instead of someone just standing in front of a classroom telling you things. If we always teach the same thing over and over again we will never advance. By working in groups we can help each other with their weaknesses and become smarter all around with this way of teaching.

Problem-posing education and banking education both have their similarities and differences but I do believe Problem-posing is a more efficient and better way to learn. After acknowledging that there were other ways to learn, not just be told what to do, and what to learn, I have found that I am fond of Freire's way of learning. This may not be the case for everyone but for the majority, I think this is a much better way to learn. Working with a group, you learn much faster and retain a lot more information than banking education. Only you can be the real decider on how you want to learn though and what works best.