The New Innovation Is Impossible Without Change, And Those Who Can Not Change Their Minds

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The New Innovation

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw. In each of the three texts Banking Concept by Paulo Friere, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, and Sanctuary of Schoolby Lynda Barry Change is something each of them want to propose. In all three of the texts change in the outcome of how students learn, how teachers or parents teach children, and how they can change one another. In the text, The Banking Concept, the change is expressed by wanting to go from what’s known as the “banking concept” to a problem posing way of teaching. “The outstanding characteristics of this, narrative education, then, is the sonority of words, not their transforming power” (Paulo Freire 57). Paulo wants these students to stand up for their education and work towards actually leaning something for the sanctity of what it means, not just if they can memorize it long enough to slide by. The banking concept Paulo refers to the teachers as bankers who just deposit knowledge to the students who just take the knowledge in one ear and out the other. Paulo wants people to change from this way of teaching and learningto the problem posing way of teaching and learning. Teachers should help nudge the students to participate, take charge with interaction, and to allow them to ask questions. The student should go against the banking concept by asking questions, interacting with the teacher and…

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