From Banking System of Education to Problem solving Education

Education is the best defined as the nurture of personal growth. Over the years the pedagogy of education has been undergoing a revolutionary transformation. Paul Freire, a Brazil born educator captured the imagination of many with the concept of ‘problem posing education.’ Freire distinguished the conventional method of education which he called ‘banking system of education’ from problem posing education. This article draws a line between the two systems by showing the characteristic features that mark both the systems. In banking system education is seen as transmission of a body of knowledge from teacher to the students. It is a teacher-centered education in which the teacher is a depositor of knowledge into students who are passive receivers. Problem posing education, on the other hand, highlights the shared roles of both teachers as well as students.