In Paulo Freire's analysis, he uses the term "critical consciousness" to describe the model of education. In the “banking concept of education”, Freire describes the educational system as one in which the teacher is the depositor and the students are simply depositories; the teacher give standard communication in which students receive, memorize, and repeat. Administrators and teachers create the work and students are forced to get used to it; and the more students work at storing the deposits, the more they accept and excel in the passive role impressed upon them and are completely denied the opportunity to develop any ability of critical consciousness.
A lot of students are very familiar with this kind of education, in one point or another we all have experienced this kind of education. In fact, this is the kind of teaching we are usually revealed to in schools. I have personally experienced this kind of education. Not with much struggle, I can look back to a bunch of teachers who teach through this method. In one class I recently took, the instructor showed this concept with his teachings. Every single time he would stand in front with his book and lectures opened, and just waiting for the class to start its course. As the class starts, he would just talk all day and not pay attention to anything that's going on in the classroom. He would just talk and lecture until the class ends, then he would just walk out of the classroom with his black bag. About two hours of talking and not one time would he stop to ask students questions or allow students to ask him. We did not do any group work, any kind of class work, or even discuss homework. After about two weeks the students would be given exams on what the lectures were and then would move on to the next chapters. This is what most students expect. We have been thought to get lectures, then memorize the lectures on your own time at home, and just repeat what you memorized on the exam.