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Ensino em Re-Vista

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ANDREATA, Mauro Antonio. Expositive class and Paulo Freire. Ensino em Re-Vista [online]. 2019, vol.26, n.3, pp.700-724.  Epub Aug 15, 2023. ISSN 1983-1730.

In traditional expositive classes, students are silent and immobile. Even when the teacher is an excellent speaker, the results of the learning evaluation are usually unimpressive. Concerned with the poor performance in the verifications of the learning and the passivity of the students, some authors criticized the expositive class. Brazilian teachers, however, usually know only the expositive technique. For this reason, we discuss the main advantages and disadvantages of the expositive class, we present the characteristics of a good expositive class and, based on the Freirian educational principles, we make ten suggestions so that the potential of the expositive class is maximized. In particular, we emphasize the importance of including the dialogue between teacher and students and between the students in the classes. Our proposal is applicable in any classroom, both urban and rural, without the need for sophisticated resources.

Keywords : Paulo Freire; Expositive class; Dialogue.

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