The Pedagogy of the Oppressed Test | Final Test - Hard

Donald Macedo, Myra Bergman Ramos, and Paula Freire
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What form does his education then take?

2. What does Friere mean by 'codifications'?

3. What is a ‘Thematic Universe’?

4. What does Friere call this system of oppressive education?

5. How does Friere's problem-solving education promote equality?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Friere believe it is important to ally oneself with the poor?

2. What are some of the hallmarks of oppressive education?

3. What is a Limit Act?

4. What is a Generative Theme?

5. What is a Limit Situation?

6. How is objective truth treated in Friere's system of education?

7. Why does Friere see traditional education similar to an economic system?

8. What is an Untested Feasibility?

9. How does Friere's system challenge oppression?

10. What does Friere call his own pedagogy of education?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Friere's idea of Epochal Units. Is this a simplistic way of looking at cultural history or do you believe it to be accurate? Cite your societies own Epochal Units.

Essay Topic 2

Is Friere's pedagogy overtly dualistic? If so, what are the negative consequences of black and white thinking?

Essay Topic 3

Freire argues that to help oppressed people, one must enter into solidarity with them, and in effect, join the Oppressed; otherwise, any help is false generosity and counterproductive charity. Do you agree? Why or why not?

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