Once this teaching method can be applied, students shouldn't actually just rely on the facts/information given to them but rather go out and seek and find out for themselves the truth and reality of all things. Everyone Is able to share their ideas and can learn from each other. I feel that Paulo Freire does an excellent job in making us aware of the reality of things in our educational system. I agree with the fact that we should have more of the problem-posing method of teaching, because it will not only involve us and make our ideas heard but will actually expand our way of thinking.
All through this book the goals are to teach for understanding. Knowledge can be useful to solve other problems rather just useless facts. Advancing a student’s knowledge range of understanding goes beyond the facts given; it is developing insight into many important concepts so that they can make connections to form the bigger picture or the whole game. Students will achieve higher goals when they see why the facts are important, how this relates to their life and are able to connect those facts to form greater knowledge. Works Cited Perkins, David.
Freire & Brickman’s Main Contributions Paulo Freire looked at education as ways to change people in certain situations. He understood that oppression would exploit others and also cause some resistance. Freire also looked at education as a “narrative” relationship. It was also seen that Freire was looking to see how domesticated the individuals had become. Now teachers, parents and other educators cannot wait for their “children or students” to wake up and realize what ex... ... middle of paper ... ...ickman, all he ever wanted to do was to learn, any and all things no matter where that knowledge came from.
In fact, he rarely mentions his social life and friends because he has no time for them. This passage appeals to the reader’s emotion because the author is successfully able to incorporate the separation that Rodriguez is s... ... middle of paper ... ...at ‘education’ tells him. And the effect of education has truly changed him to be who he is today, and that is an educated person who is separated from his original culture and family. The figure of the scholarship boy is a very intriguing one. I personally believe that a scholarship boy in our times would be very different from a scholarship boy in Hoggart’s and even Rodriguez’s time.
He was a firm believer in utilitarianism and instilled this philosophy into the students at the school from a very young age, as well as his own children. Mr. Josiah Bounderby was also a practitioner of utilitarianism, but was more interested in the profit that stemmed from it. At the other end of the perspective, a group of circus members, who are the total opposite of utilitarians, are added by Dickens to provide a sharp contrast from the ideas of Mr. Bounderby and Mr. Gradgrind. Thomas Gradgrind Sr., a father of five children, has lived his life by the book and never strayed from his philosophy that life is nothing more than facts and statistics. He has successfully incorporated this belief into the school system of Coketown, and has tried his best to do so with his own children.
While we are presented with the image of a young Richard Rodriguez and his struggle to deal with his education and family life. We are also presented Hoggart’s image of the “Scholarship boy” the student who has ... ... middle of paper ... ...ed. He does not dare to make a passionate statement (Rodriguez 531). It seems as if he was so caught up in achieving level of esteem his teachers have, he missed what truly make great academic minds great. Therefore, we can conclude Richard Rodriguez reads with the grain.
Rodriguez reminisces his times spent in school and how they have affected his life, both positively and negatively; he has discovered that by leaving his family for school work he has left behind a pivotal part of his personal education, which is arguably just as important as formal education. He also tells about how he viewed his teachers much more highly than his parents, as though they were the only people that you can learn from. What he failed to see until it was too late was that his parents had just as much to teach him as his college professors. Rodriguez sees his faults ultimately because he is educated, a rather strange paradox. Without his ability to appreciate his “scholarship boy” education, he would not be able to appreciate all the sacrifices his parents made to ensure that he was happy in his ability to learn.
I have improved upon areas that I was already competent in while addressing the weaker aspects of my writing. This class has been an invaluable learning experience that granted me many opportunities to become a masterful writer. One of those opportunities was the persuasive paper assignment. The persuasive paper assignment was challenging and insightful as it gave me an opportunity to express my new skills that I had learned over the course of this class. I started by taking the research opportunities I was given and narrowing down what I was hoping to talk about gave my paper an excellent foundation.
Posing questions on materials covered and the quality of materials selected can create the desired environment for students to thrive. I want to inspire my students to think outside the box and to ask questions. Society needs thinkers not robots. The classroom plays an important part in aiding the growth of an individual. It is my duty as a teacher to impart knowledge because ideas have a way of changing lives.
The students should be allowed and possibly even encouraged to make mistakes, because it may lead to a discovery and possible even new knowledge. For a student living in a developed culture, most education has become a prepackaged experience. We have expectations for the classroom and our teachers as well as for what being educated will do for our lives. An educators job is to help students break free from the experience and should encourage the students to think and experience education for