* The Participatory Approach is a brainchild
of Brazilian language educator Paulo Freire .
Freire is the author of the book "Pedagogy
of the Oppressed".
DEFINITION OF PARTICIPATORY
0 Participatory approach, also known as
Freirean Approach to language literacy
0 Participatory approach is a teaching strategy
that incorporates themes or content area that
are of interest to the learners.
a The goal of this method is to use
language learning as a tool to provide
solutions to social problems that impact
learners in their daily lives.
The Role of teacher and student
* As facilitator and Guide
~ The students are collaborating with their
teacher in finding solution to an issue that
affects the community. Over the course of
the lessons, teachers in participatory
approach eventually tum over some facets
of control to the students.
0 Group Discussions
0 Pair work
0 Group work
0 Two—way Dialogue/ Discussion
* students are more active and work together
as a team
« students are also more concerned about
social issues happening around them.
The conclusion of this paper is this participatory approach is
an approach where students are able to be themselves. This
approach teaches students to think better in solving a
Based on what I read and I understand it, there are some
things that I understood from this teaching strategy including
teachers can apply this method as an alternative model in
which the teaching of this approach is able to develop
students‘ horizons. Due to this approach students are more
active and have a great curiosity in solving a problem or
issue that they think it is interesting.