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Is the banking concept oppressive?

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Started: 4/7/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lissette1026x

Pro

The banking concept of education is an oppressive method of teaching. With the banking concept of education "Education thus becomes an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor. Instead of communicating the teacher issues communiques and makes deposits which the students patiently receive, memorize, and repeat." Freire(1.5) Education is put into the mind of students who are looked upon as knowledgeable and the teachers know everything. They simply provide information while the students instead of learning the material just memorize what they need to know for the time being with no clear understanding of what it is they are taking in. The banking concept provides no background information to what is being taught which makes the learning in all ineffective.
griers2

Con

I disagree with my opponent. The banking concept of education is not oppressive. With this meathod of teaching, students are being educated on differtent subjects and area so that they can be well rounded and communicate effectively. Yes they reiceve, memorize and repeat, “They do, it is true, have the opportunity to become collectors or cataloguers of the things they store.”Freire(1.5) They have the ability to retain the imformation and put it good use. The information being "deposited" into them will help them contribute in conversation by having backgroundinformation.
Debate Round No. 1
lissette1026x

Pro

Previously you stated "The information being "deposited" into them will help them contribute in conversation by having background information." I disagree with this because if information is being deposited then no background information is being included neither. "In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing. Projecting an absolute ignorance onto others, a characteristic of the ideology of oppression, negates education and knowledge as processes of inquiry." Freire (1.6) Not everyone is aware of the information they are retaining. The only advantage that comes out of depositing information is with those who are aware of what is being learned and teaching because they do have the proper background information." In modern life we need general knowledge that enables us to deal with new ideas, events, and challenges." Hirshe (5.1) In today's world everyone has to have enough background information in order to even have a full conversation let alone come up with new ideas for different situations that are presented to us in our everyday lives.
griers2

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
lissette1026x

Pro

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griers2

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