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Pamela_Presinal
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iccaro
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The banking concept of education is oppressive.

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

Pro

"Education thus becomes an act 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. This is the "banking" concept of education, which the scope of action allowed the students extends only as far as receiving, filing, and storing the deposits."
iccaro

Con

"The teacher talks about reality as if it were motionless, static, compartmentalized, and predictable. Or else he expounds on a topic completely alien to the existential experience of the students. His task is to "fill" the students with the contents of his narration-contents which are detached from reality, disconnected from the totality that engendered them and could give them significance."
Debate Round No. 1
Pamela_Presinal

Pro

With this I am attempting to argue that with oppressive teaching students do not just learn it for the time being, they make a "deposit" and store it for life. Receiving information this way also allows students to use critical thinking for future use. You dont have to keep teaching the same material over and over again because it will already be stored, with that in mind you save time and allow a students brain to accept new different challenges.
iccaro

Con

Arguing "that with oppressive teaching, students do not just learn it for the time being, they make a "deposit" and store it for life" does not prove that this is actually being done in today's society. In chapter one, Hirsch talks about people in todays society not being able to read and write. Which means that students from the past did not retain their knowledge, so if the banking concept of education is effective why aren't most people able to read nowadays.
Debate Round No. 2
Pamela_Presinal

Pro

"Not being able to read and write" is the problem of those who fail to perceive the deposits themselves. Those who use the banking approach knowingly use their skills which pertain to aspects of reality. Reality is really a process undergoing constant transformation. With this in mind "retaining knowledge" is for those who can engage themselves in the struggle for their liberation.
iccaro

Con

"Not being able to read and write is the problem of those who fail to perceive the deposits themselves," means that the banking concept of education is not effective since some fail to perceive this deposit.
Debate Round No. 3
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