For instance, Freire’s model consist of three phases and five constructs including dialogue and praxis. While Rogers’ theory has four elements with each having different qualities, which determine the success of the innovation.
On the other hand, Roger’s theory and Freire’s model contrasts each other profoundly. Freire’s model emphasizes on praxis and dialogue as the principal constructs, which constitute the overall effort of transforming the world through adoption of new ideas (Sharma & Romas, 2012, p. 253). Additionally, this model posits that experience is vital to learning new concepts and a vital approach to progressive education. On the contrary, Rogers’s theory points that adoption of innovations is faster with innovations that offer compatibility, trialability, relative advantage and simplicity.
Key among the limitations Freire’s model includes failure to address issues regarding gender on the acquiring new concepts. Besides, the model appears inapplicable to more knowledgeable individuals than it is to non-literate individuals. Pro-innovation bias is a key limitation of diffusion model (Sharma & Romas, 2012, p. 241).