PRESENTED BY: BERNARDINO WIEBE
1. In what sense has Critical Pedagogy changed in the concept of modern education?
Critical Pedagogy has been one of the biggest changes I would have to say that have ever been, in the concept of modern education, as was defined in the text that Critical Pedagogy also refers to the philosophy of educationor I really love the way Ira Shor defines it (Empowering Education, 129). Or on the hand how it also involves critical thinking. Where I want to go with this is that if we look at the past so to say the western world or the, times of anarchism, feminism, and Marxism. Critical Pedagogy has changed dramatically. Somehow I see it as if Critical Pedagogy in the past moved on to the future, throughsome very critical thinkers like Paulo Freire, Shor and Giroux, Mclaren and others that have focused on Critical Pedagogy, and with that Critical Pedagogy moved on and so followed the education system up to what we have today.
2. Does Critical Pedagogy imply the need for new methodologies in language instruction?
People who are new to the language teaching profession often overlook one ofthe essential characteristics, which is the use of methodologies, and teachers that that have worked over some years already the use of new methodologies. Language itself is dynamic, infinite and ever changing. The best language teachers are generally dynamic themselves, in terms of the way they develop, and experiment with their teaching methodology. Methodology should not be seen as inindoctrinated set of techniques. Some teachers are very willing to apply new mythologies, yet sadly doing that for many it is a simple matter of following various steps, and with that ignore the fundamental characteristics of what language is and does, and often the language learners themselves. You should apply new methodologies and be open to outside influences and examples, observe your learnersclosely, and invite them into the process. And to conclude I would have to say that feedback is also a fundamental point in order for you as a teacher to be better.
3. According to the Post-modern definition, the meta-discourse is still in use in the modern school?
Because reality is in part culture dependent, it changes over time, as cultures do, and varies from community to community.Knowledge is neither eternal nor universal, however, some exaggerate this point, as postmodernists have done. There are “enduring interests” and “tentative frameworks” which point to a degree of continuity.
However time changes technology as well and for that reason so does the education system, as teachers we should be careful be open for the postmodern idea, however we can`t leave the way we teach anddo things from one day to another, so as time changes more knowledge arises, with that does the modern school change as well and adapts, to the modern situation. And to conclude this point as educators we have to try to be somewhat neutralized and don`t be on the extreme side.
4. What changes, in your personal point of view, have to be applied in teaching languages?
Language teaching hasbeen around for many centuries, and over the centuries, it has changed. Various influences have affected language teaching. Reasons for learning language have been different in different periods. In some eras, languages were mainly taught for the purpose of reading. In others, it was taught mainly to people who needed to use it orally. These differences influenced how language was taught invarious periods. Also, theories about the nature of language and the nature of learning have changed. However I think that Teachers will have to undertake more research and develop more and better teaching abilities. With the importance of English as a world language and the changes that it brings with it teachers can apply all the new technology such as internet pages that can be used to bring the...