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Six of a 12 part blog

Question 6.           What are the major distinctions between a "problem-solving" and a "problem-posing" pedagogy? What are the political implications of these approaches for classroom instruction?

there is no historical reality which is not human “ Paulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1971 (page 125)

A problem solving approach would be one where a Master (holder of knowledge) forces those less knowledgeable to answer a specific question in order to learn where as a problem-posing culture invites dialogue into the the learning environment where teacher learns from student and student learns from teacher.  The political implications of this approach in the classroom would tamper with traditional schooling where a dominant class says who is to learn what and how. This more democratic approach in learning in the classroom would allow all students access to the same experiential growth. If all students where allowed this than any student who break class domination rules providing they could finance their own education. It would be the beginning of liberation and the ending of domination in the classroom. How would this eventually effect our economy and class structure I wonder? ____________________________________________________ References: The Critical Pedagogy Reader. (2009). “Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction” . I. Darder,Antonia, II. Baltodano, Marta, III. Torres, Rodolfo D., Routledge. 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017