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Characteristics of an Educated Person

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             When envisioning an educated person, many characteristics come to mind. I think back to my childhood days and think about the different incidents when I encountered an individual doing things that made me feel they were educated. When I was 15 years old, my high school math teacher always seemed to be able to answer any question my friends and I threw at him. He was sharp. He seemed to always know the right answer. It was as if he had a magical calculator in his mind that was always on overdrive and it could calculate things almost before you finished asking your question! He was amazing. He also always had a clever response that stumped us just when we thought we had him cornered. No matter what we came up with and conjured up in our minds to stump our math teacher, he would always out-smart us and prove to us yet again that he was super educated. To me he was the epitome of an educated person. But what was it about my math teacher that made him seem so educated to me? Sometimes when people always seem to have the answer to every question you ask them, they can just appear to be cocky and arrogant. Also, when some people always seem to have a clever come back, they can come across as mean or inconsiderate. So with this thought in mind, why didn’t my high school math teacher seem cocky and arrogant? Why didn’t he seem mean or inconsiderate? I know I must dig deeper into what the characteristics of an educated person are and explore those characteristics that make the individual seem educated and not offensive are.
             Now according to Freire, Problem Posing is the working of both parties, “Teacher and Student, Student and Teacher”, coming up with a plan and a course of action to teach each other. The teacher and student engage in dialogue to come to an educated agreement. The problem posing educator reforms his reflection in the reflection of the students (Freire, 1993, p80). Maybe, this is why I can look at my math teacher as a...

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