Linking IBDP Subjects with TOK

Linking IBDP Subjects with TOK

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in TOK

No matter how good your academic program is the interdisciplinary links drawn between subjects can always be improved upon. Within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, there are many natural connections at conceptual and approach levels with Theory of Knowledge positioned well to pull the entire program together. To that end, this week at the Grade 11 year […]

Practice TOK Presentation Checklist

Practice TOK Presentation Checklist

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in TOK

Stay Calm the Practice TOK Presentation is Just One Among Many Assessments We have a practice TOK presentation coming up for grade 11. The students have had a number of examples to consider in class including one of the IBOs sample presentations along with examiner feedback and a sample presentation from the Grade 12 class […]

Natural and Human Sciences in TOK

Natural and Human Sciences in TOK

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in TOK

Part 1 – Individually review the knowledge frameworks for Natural and Human Sciences as they are considered within theory of knowledge. In groups of 2 you will be gathering evidence to determine the extent to which you think the following national geographic video (55 min) on stress is more oriented toward the natural sciences or […]

Harmony, Conspiracy, Serendipity – a tale of three great things in TOK

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Content, Front Page, TOK

Three great things have happened over the past 24 hours. 1) Yesterday Emi Tamaru (YIS class of 2008) came in and spoke to my TOK class about her work as an artist in LA. This was completely unplanned but turned out to be an opportunity not to be missed. She has been involved in some amazing projects […]

Open Topic Presentation Blog Post

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in TOK

For your open topic presentation (#2 following your Attraction Presentation) you will: Find and describe a real-life situation (this choice is wide open to you).  Don’t spend all of your preparation time picking a real life situation. State your central knowledge question. Explain the connection between your real-life situation and your central knowledge question. Identify […]

Moving Forward on your Title

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in TOK

At this stage you are probably pretty anxious to get going on outlining your final essay and moving forward on your title. Like many things, success in this task is in the preparation. To that end there is still ample time for you to be able to flesh out the concepts and examples that will […]

Practice Presentation on Attraction

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in TOK

Option 1 – Science of Attraction Presentations – Due November 19th (sign-up to occur) First recap of sense perception main points: Our senses are useful in that we have little choice but to accept much of sense data as accurate and helpful. This is called “Common-sense Realism” At the same time, perception is made up […]

Knowledge, Language, and Sense Perception in the News

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

Find a news article with at least 500 words of written text and an accompanying embedded video (ie merely video news or written news will be insufficient for this assignment). As you read the article identify the knowledge claims made, the use of language, and the elements of the piece that utilize perception as a […]

TOK Typhoon Day October 16th 2013

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

  Happy Typhoon day. I hope everyone is safe where you are. According to the assignment, here are the details: Outline due (in class) Wednesday October 16th This means you have a complete introduction, topic sentences for each point and supporting details (including evidence and examples) in bullet point form, at least, for each paragraph. […]

Evaluating Knowledge Claims

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

As my year 1 Theory of Knowledge Class builds momentum I work with my students to identify Knowledge Claims within real life situations and begin to develop solid Knowledge Questions to challenge and examine those claims. For the uninitiated, knowledge claims are statements of apparent truth or fact related to a particular area of knowledge that […]