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. How does Friere use the term ‘Subject’ in his book?

2. In what sort of society do we find a Limit Situation?

3. Does the Subject in Frier's perspective have freewill?

4. What psychological term does Friere use for the teacher-student type of relationship?

5. What is a ‘Limit Act’?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is an Untested Feasibility?

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

3. How does the educator use the idea of a Thematic Universe?

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

5. What does Friere believe the educator must encourage the Subject to do?

6. How can we describe Friere's thought as a continuation of Hegel's system of philosophy?

7. What role does the educator have in Friere's system of education?

8. What is a Subject in Friere’s analysis?

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

10. How does Friere's system challenge oppression?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is it possible to educate oppressed people living in poverty to give them a critical awareness of their own situation?

Essay Topic 2

How could Freire's pedagogy for the oppressed be applied in an inner-city classroom? Can the pedagogy be adapted to public school classrooms (typically institutions of oppression, according to Freire)?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of Friere's own upbringing and place of birth on Friere's thought.

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