The process of education is a complex one. Pedagogy, which refers largely to the style of the transmittal of education also involves a complex set of processes and procedures. There are times, however, that pedagogy is enforced and that almost all students are expected to catch up with the pedagogy. This approach can sometimes be tedious to those who have learning difficulties. For one, there might be language and other barriers. Given these barriers and difficulties, the learners do have different levels in which they apply the pedagogy effectively.
Because of this issue, it is not only the methods that matter but the situation of the learner instead. In order to implement a humanizing pedagogy, the needs, limitations and style of learning of the learners should be taken into account. Otherwise, it would show that the learners are working for the methods rather than the methods being used for the benefit of the learners. This might take a while before traditional approaches are done away with and finally put in place a humanizing pedagogy that does not only focus on the methods but rather, one that focuses on the learners and their ability to grasp the lessons being taught to them. This can only be done by recognizing economic, political and social barriers in addition to the educational barriers.
Another musing that arises because of this discussion is that education at times functions as a training ground that intends to produce technicians rather than producing well-educated people. As such, pedagogy should enable humans to realize their full potential and that is what is meant when people are talking about humanizing pedagogy.
Almost every aspect of human life is rife with customs and culture. In this regard, the classroom is no exception. Although the learners who attend these classrooms come from different backgrounds socially, religiously, economic, and political. Yet, when they enter the schools, they manage to create their...