Problem posing education looks at students as active participants in their education—participative and engaged. This type of education is in essence a dialogue wherein “the teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught…”. (Freire, 1993, 80) On the other end of the spectrum is the banking concept of education. This is where a teacher learns the information to be presented while creating a lesson; then, the teacher educates his students with the information he learned. (Freire, 1993, 80) This is a straight regurgitation model of education.
Another way to supervise on campus internet use and hold students accountable is to require them to print their browsing history at the end of their computer session. It is essential to emphasize the school’s computers and files may be more thoroughly searched if there is reasonable suspicion to do
Generally speaking when attending an online school over a campus college, the participation grades are based differently. In online schools your participation grade is based on meeting the posting requirements and posting on the required discussion questions. Most of the time grades for schools online are based on points. A student’s professor will post a rubric in your materials for the student to follow to meet all the points. A large concern to some students may have when considering attending college online is the fact that it may be harder to get personal help and learn the material through your professor.
Many educators and students do not know that this system of education is not just ineffective, but it is harmful. Paulo Freire talks about the “banking concept of education”, explaining that students in this system are “ ‘receptacles’ ” that are to be “ ‘filled’ ” with the “content of the teachers narration”. (Freire, 1) These “receptacles” are expected to regurgitate information given in class, on tests, quizzes, and anything that requires an answer that is “word for word” what the teacher says. In a banking classroom, the teacher is the authority and the
Classroom learning is better than online learning because you’re actually in a classroom with your teacher in front of you and you’re actually doing hands on work. When thinking about whether or not you want to attend an online college or actually attend a college close to home you want to think about the preparation time, place, lectures, study aids, group projects, class work, assignments, feedback, reading materials, learning, and additional aspects. When considering attending a classroom setting college the preparation time is very fast after you purchase your textbooks you are ready to attend class and participate as indicated by the syllabus. When taking classes you are scheduled for a set time and place for each class. When attending lectures they are usually presented to a group at the same time and it allows for immediate questions and changes.
Freire believes that this concept of education is suited for oppressors, to have the overwhelming control in aiming the student to adapt to this doctrine. He opposes to this educational system and one can understand it diminishes the divergent thinking of the student. This creative, authentic thinking, that seeks to talk and communicate inside the reality being faced, is oppressed by the teachers when using only narrative, predictable, motionless and static teaching and making the students rely only on what’s being taught and deposited into their minds instead of making it interactive and discussions based class. The student loses the ability on feeding and/or expanding their critical thinking in the conscious mind; this term is called the critical
The banking concept of education is symbolic meaning that students are seen as an bank account that instead of depositing money they are being filled with what the teachers said and “the more completely she fills the receptacles, the better a teacher she is. The more meekly the receptacles
So it makes it hard to know if the students cheat more in online education. The authors of this article also raise an excellent question: “Whether students engaged in online education have a fundamentally different perception of what does and does not constitute as cheating?” The second article I read was Academic Integrity and Distance Learning by Mark M. Lanier, published in October 2006. I found this article in the database ProQuest, using the keywords online courses and academic honesty. The article is not peer reviewed. The issues related to academic honesty in this article are similar to the issues I found in the first article.
Freire believes that through teachers, students turn important education into pure memorization, and therefore cannot utilize the full potential of the knowledge given to them. In his essay, “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education,” he writes that in order for students to avoid being turned into receptacles of useless knowledge, they must “meekly…permit themselves to be filled by the teacher” (244). One can easily allow themselves to be “banked” on, therefore oppressing their education, or they can prevent their mind from being fed useless information, and turn the information they are learning into useful knowledge. Writer Richard Rodriguez talks about how he was always striving for more and more education in his essay, “The Achievement of Desire.” He explains he was always, “too eager, [and] too anxious,” (598) to learn more in school, and was never satisfied with the knowledge at hand. Rodriguez exemplifies that he strove to be the best he could be, and was successful based off his own hard work.
Theresa Grover Composition I-168 August 30, 2012 Online Learning vs. Classroom Learning TheresaGrover_ENC1101-12_Week7. Docx August 30, 2012 ONLINE LEARNING vs. CLASSROOM LEARNING When you chose to continue your education choosing how you want to learn and where you want to learn is a big decision. You as a student have two options, you have online learning which the wave of the future is or you could take the more traditional route and learn in a classroom or lecture hall. So how do prefer to receive your education online or traditionally in a classroom setting? Let’s take a look at both options.