Banking and Narrative: A Critique of Chapter 2 in ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ | Marco March

The false dichotomy between teacher and student has plagued educational practices throughout all time. It presupposes that the teacher is the source of knowledge, leading students into submitting their cognitive faculties to the whim of a teacher’s words. In actuality, teachers are just as ignorant as their students in many aspects – the blind leading the blind. Of course, teachers are almost always educated to a high level, and they will have done sufficient research to give them the intellectual upper hand in a classroom context in terms of their own specialisation at least, but when you…

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