Two Good Discussion Activities for Reason in TOK

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK
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Questions to Consider

Create a three column table. Label the first column Scene, the second column Logic, and the third column possible fallacy. Students work their way through the video pausing after each scene to evaluate the arguments and fallacies in use.

  1. Interaction Description – In the Scene column describe the interaction so we know which one you are focused on.
  2. Logic – In the Logic column identify the “logical” thread involved in each interaction between Ross and Phoebe.
  3. Possible Logical Fallacy – In the last column write the best fitting logical fallacy

Questions to Consider

Create a three column table. Label the first column Product, the second column Logic, and the third column possible fallacy. Students work their way through the video pausing after each commercial to evaluate the arguments and fallacies in use.

  1. Product – In the Product column identify the product the commercial is advertising.
  2. Logic – In the Logic column identify the “logical” thread involved that is intended to get you to buy the product.
  3. Possible Logical Fallacy – In the last column write the best fitting logical fallacy.

* Special thanks to Rebekah Madrid for the Friends Video suggestion.

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