QS Intelligence Unit

The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released its 2015 Open Doors Report, presenting new information that sheds light on various trends in international education and study abroad in the U.S. Among the key findings: 974,926 international students came to the U.S. in 2015, a ten % rise from the total quantity final year, marking the largest enhance in more than a decade. The much more students function at storing the deposits entrusted to them, the less they develop the crucial consciousness which would outcome from their intervention in the globe as transformers of that planet. The a lot more totally they accept the passive part imposed on them, the a lot more they tend simply to adapt to the world as it is and to the fragmented view of reality deposited in them. If men and ladies are searchers and their ontological vocation is humanization, sooner or later they might perceive the contradiction in which banking education seeks to preserve them, and then engage themselves in the struggle for their liberation.

Education as the exercising of domination stimulates the credulity of students, with the ideological intent (usually not perceived by educators) of indoctrinating them to adapt to the planet of oppression. Accordingly, the practice of dilemma-posing education entails at the outset that the teacher-student contradiction to be resolved. Students, as they are increasingly posed with issues relating to themselves in the world and with the globe, will feel increasingly challenged and obliged to respond to that challenge. Authentic reflection considers neither abstract man nor the planet with no men and women, but individuals in their relations with the world.

Education as the practice of freedom – as opposed to education as the practice of domination – denies that man is abstract, isolated, independent and unattached to the world it also denies that the planet exists as a reality apart from folks. In these relations consciousness and globe are simultaneous: consciousness neither precedes the world nor follows it. In dilemma-posing education, individuals create their energy to perceive critically the way they exist in the globe with which and in which they discover themselves they come to see the planet not as a static reality, but as a reality in approach, in transformation.

Hence, the teacher-student and the students-teachers reflect simultaneously on themselves and the globe with out dichotomizing this reflection from action, and as a result establish an genuine form of thought and action. Banking education (for clear reasons) attempts, by mythicizing reality, to conceal specific details which clarify the way human beings exist in the world problem-posing education sets itself the activity of demythologizing. Banking education resists dialogue problem-posing education regards dialogue as indispensable to the act of cognition which unveils reality.

Banking education treats students as objects of help issue-posing education tends to make them critical thinkers. Banking education inhibits creativity and domesticates (although it can’t completely destroy) the intentionality of consciousness by isolating consciousness from the planet, thereby denying folks their ontological and historical vocation of becoming far more completely human.