Provide a 4 pages analysis while answering the following question: Dead Poets Society and The Banking Concept. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The headmaster however comments that discipline and tradition are the two important factors that shape young men.
Students are taught to follow the banking concept of learning from their childhood. When students are familiar with standard methods, a revolutionary teacher like Keating is sure to face challenges from the institution as well as students. A deviation from normal engagement in learning and the adoption of a new approach may create doubt in the minds of students. The anxiety of students is more likely in higher classes or college when students are accustomed to a specified method of teaching. If the student is in an elementary school or kindergarten, they would trust the teacher’s creative and innovative methods because they believe that this is the normal method with which a teacher teaches. In fact, the banking concept puts the teacher and student in the wrong path because both do not enjoy the vistas available in education that deals with creativity and innovation. While following the banking concept, the teacher transfers the knowledge or information for the student to learn them and reproduce them without any scope for further thought or reflection on the subject. Students do not get a chance to investigate or explore the reactions and results in a laboratory which is also performed by the teacher. The role of students under this method is to accept all the information passed on to them without raising questions or understanding the reality. They do not have the opportunity to find the reason or truth behind each lesson they learn and find its relevance to their daily life. Any opposition from students on a particular curriculum is often treated as a disruptive behaviour (Monchinski 120-122).
In contrast, Dead Poet’s Society is a movie where students are given the opportunity to explore.