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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Topics for Discussion

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

This climate threatens to drain the themes of their deeper significance and to deprive them of their characteristically dynamic aspect. The thematics which have come from the people return to them—not as contents to be deposited, but as problems to be solved. The more the group divide and reintegrate the whole, the more closely they approach the nuclei of the principal and secondary contradictions which involve the inhabitants of the area. Here is one of the central questions of popular education—that of language as a route to the invention of citizenship. Finally, true dialogue cannot exist unless the dialoguers engage in critical thinking—thinking which discerns an indivisible solidarity between the world and the people and admits of no dichotomy between them—thinking which perceives reality as process, as transformation, rather than as a static entity—thinking which does not separate itself from action, but constantly immerses itself in temporality without fear of the risks involved. Trust is contingent on the evidence which one party provides the others of his true, concrete intentions; it cannot exist if that party's words do not coincide with their actions. Hope is rooted in men's incompletion, from which they move out in constant search—a search which can be carried out only in communion with others.

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pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

If the perception of that reality changes in the course of the investigation, that fact does not impair the validity of the investigation. Accordingly, the oppressed are emotionally dependent. The worker made that clear in what he said. In order to regain their humanity they must cease to be things and fight as men and women. Only power that springs from the weakness of the oppressed will be sufficiently strong to free both. As antagonism deepens between themes which are the expression of reality, there is a tendency for the themes and for reality itself to be mythicized, establishing a climate of irrationality and sectarianism. The revolutionary's role is to liberate, and be liberated, with the people—not to win them over.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 1 Summary

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

The selection of the pictorial or graphic channel depends not only on the material to be codified, but also on whether or not the individuals with whom one wishes to communicate are literate. I find it interesting that I can condense into just a few pages the three or four years of search out of the seven during which that moment was repeated. As I followed his discourse, I began to see where he was going to go with it. I paid a visit to a lineup of old buses, donated by the government, whose bodies, converted and adapted, had become neat, nicely set up little schoolrooms, which the children of the poblaciĂłn attended. The important thing, from the point of view of libertarian education, is for the people to come to feel like masters of their thinking by discussing the thinking and views of the world explicitly or implicitly manifest in their own suggestions and those of their comrades.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Topics for Discussion

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

The oppressors do not perceive their monopoly on having more as a privilege which dehumanizes others and themselves. In this relationship, teachers have absolute authority and control over their students. Students and parents, separately, replied. At the same time, it seems to me that at this point, and perhaps even when this was written, the banking model is both a brilliant summary of the worst of education and at the same time a straw man, easy to take down for its soul crushing industrial qualities? Intervention in reality—historical awareness itself—thus represents a step forward from emergence, and results from the conscientização critical consciousness of the situation. A different type of false perception occurs when a change in objective reality would threaten the individual or class interests of the perceiver. The pedagogy of the oppressed, as a humanist and libertarian pedagogy, has two distinct stages.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 1 Summary

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

I have already referred to it in interviews, and it has been mentioned in biographical notes in books and periodicals. On the contrary, the danger lies in the risk of shifting the focus of the investigation from the meaningful themes to the people themselves, thereby treating the people as objects of the investigation. The oppressors are the ones who act upon the people to indoctrinate them and adjust them to a reality which must remain untouched. And this fight, because of the purpose given it by the oppressed, will actually constitute an act of love opposing the lovelessness which lies at the heart of the oppressors' violence, lovelessness even when clothed in false generosity. This is because challenging the status quo is inherently dangerous.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

I consider the fundamental theme of our epoch to be that of domination—which implies its opposite, the theme of liberation, as the objective to be achieved. My mistake was not in citing Piaget. Rather, generosity is to give up the privilege that you have by putting yourself in someone's shoes. Without this faith in people, dialogue is a farce which inevitably degenerates into paternalistic manipulation. Their discussion touches upon other aspects of reality, which comes to be perceived in an increasingly critical manner.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

The description begging of chapter 2 of the banking concept of education, strikes me as a characterization of the very worst in American education, the version no one wants, and many of us do not have to live, as students or as teachers. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Actually, were it not for the scientific rigor that offers me greater opportunities for precision in my findings, I should not be able critically to perceive the importance of common sense and the good sense therein residing. In other words, while there was some truth in the proposition, it could not be taken as a metaphysical postulate. I saw again the long lawn that stretched before the house at the time, the lawn we played soccer on. Regardless of which way it came, I felt wounded, and bored with the world, as if I were submerged in myself, in the pain whose reason I did not know, and everything around me seemed strange and foreign.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Flashcards

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

It is the birthright of all, regardless of social class, origin, ethnicity, or gender. Bode then decided to experiment with the simultaneous projection of different situations; in this technique lies the value of his contribution. But the suffering that results from oppression can spur people to restore their personal freedom and power. Consequently, animals cannot commit themselves. It must generate other acts of freedom; otherwise, it is not love. To overcome oppression, people must begin to recognize its causes so that they can transform their conditions and begin to create a new society.


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Chapter 1: Pedagogy of the Oppressed Flashcards

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. More broadly, Freire sees his pedagogy in two stages. Hence, dialogue cannot occur between those who want to name the world and those who do not wish this naming—between those who deny others the right to speak their word and those whose right to speak has been denied them. Meanwhile, the investigators begin their own visits to the area, never forcing themselves, but acting as sympathetic observers with an attitude of understanding towards what they see. I squeezed his cold hand warmly with mine. Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. He or she should also examine how oppressed people think, in order to see where the oppressive system affects their perspective.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Topics for Discussion

pedagogy of the oppressed chapter 1 discussion questions

In this form of education, the teacher and the student enter into partnership and join in a dialogue to jointly come to conclusions about problems. Freire acknowledges that certain restraints need to be placed on the formerly powerful to prevent them from reassuming that position, but this does not constitute oppression. Yet it is -- paradoxical though it may seem -- precisely in the response of the oppressed to the violence of their oppressors that a gesture of love may be found. After the essential codification is decoded, the educator maintains its projected image as a reference for the participants and successively projects alongside it the auxiliary codifications. He outlines four oppressive techniques that are opposed to dialogue and that oppressive leaders use to control the people. Accordingly, while no one liberates himself by his own efforts alone, neither is he liberated by others. The conviction of the oppressed that they must fight for their liberation is not a gift bestowed by the revolutionary leadership, but the result of their own conscientizacao.

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