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Research Fundamentals: Paulo Freire - The "Banking" Concept of Education

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From Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Readers:

"Write an essay that focuses on a rich and illustrative incident from your own educational experience and read it ( that is, interpret it) as Freire would..." more, p. 271

"What writing assignment might [Freire] set for his students?  Prepare that assignment... write the essay that might best fulfill it... " more, p.272

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Biographical Materials

Read about the life and work of Paulo Freire

Biography in Context

Contemporary Educational Thought: Paulo Freire

originally published in Prospects: the quarterly review of comparative
education (Paris, UNESCO: International Bureau of Education), vol. XXIII, no. 3/4, 1993, p.439–58.
©UNESCO:International Bureau of Education, 2000

The "Banking" Concept of Education

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Learn more about the concepts of critical thinking; reflection,action and interaction, in the context of education.

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From the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Teaching for Thinking
    R. E. Mayer
  • Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
    T. J. Shuel


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