After reading Paulo Freire’s articles, I could have a chance to think about education’s foundation meaning. Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge that exists and teaching will be a process of stimulating learning. Therefore, authentic education should get to interact between teaching and learning, which should not be a one-way delivering or receiving activity for the knowledge and information. I believe the interaction with human beings in the class can be a process in the real world to finding learning’s values and joys.
Freire asserted that the more completely students accept the passive role imposed on them, the more they tend to adapt to the world as it is in the “Banking” concept of education. Our world keeps changing. We should improve and could develop ourselves without the other’s teaching someday. Students will face difficulties in the passive education system when they meet the new problems out of the class. Critical thinking and students’ efforts for learning activities will be the power when they need to solve real problems out of the box.
Freire’s idea for authentic liberation in education is that we move forward to true communication between teachers and students as human beings. Students should have authentic liberation in the education system. Authentic liberation required a disciplinary approach to find joy in a demanding and challenging learning process. Teachers will require more commitment and love to their teaching and students.
I believe the essential factor for everything is to start from communication. The small talks, dialog, conversations will lead to smooth interaction between teachers and students, and more interaction will bring effective teaching and learning. The teaching and learning process is not only one role of teachers and students. Teachers learn a lot from students and teaching processes. Students will teach the other students and learn how to interact and teach the others in their future.