Objects, Subjects and the Banking Model

“There is no teaching without learning” Paulo Freire 

Paulo Freire and the Banking Model of Education are perhaps the two things I hear the most in my conversations with people about Critical Pedagogy.

What is the Banking Model? Imagine an empty vessel and someone pouring knowledge into this vessel. The ‘active’ elements of this image are the person pouring this knowledge (the teacher) and the knowledge itself. The ‘static’ element is the vessel (the student). The general hope is that once all the knowledge is poured into the . . .

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