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Understanding How to write knowledge questions

Understanding How to write knowledge questions

Understanding how to recognize and write knowledge claims and knowledge questions are key skills in TOK! This skill however is novel to most students and thus takes some getting used to! In order to facilitate your understanding of how to do this, work through the […]

What if Reality wasn’t Real? What if Donald trump was the most woke in the room?

What if Reality wasn’t Real? What if Donald trump was the most woke in the room?

What if the way Donald Trump perceives the world, self serving and existing entirely for his benefit, was reality? What if Donald Trump was the most woke man in the room? What if reality wasn’t real? What if seeing truth was a waste of time? […]

Is sensitivity to offense a hindrance to knowledge production?

Is sensitivity to offense a hindrance to knowledge production?

Read this interview with comedian and talk show host Bill Maher from the New York Times Magazine in which they discuss the implications of political correctness and choose 2 of the following questions to discuss with a partner: Is sensitivity to offense a hindrance to […]

Using a stimulus text to Create Knowledge questions

Using a stimulus text to Create Knowledge questions

Use the link to our SAPIENS PADLET HERE to practice creating knowledge questions!

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Congratulations! There has been a global revolution and you have been chosen to sit on the C.O.D committee (Coalition of Deciders). The committee’s task is to decide on a global ethic and system of morality for all of Humanity. In order to take on this […]

Kill one to save 5? Torture one for utopia? Are acts inherently immoral or does the end justify the means?

Kill one to save 5? Torture one for utopia? Are acts inherently immoral or does the end justify the means?

As an introduction to ETHICS, go through the ethical situation simulation found HERE. Ensure you complete it! After you’ve finished the simulation, take note of your CONSISTENCY or lackthereof ! This is important as it will tell you if you’re an intellectual and moral hypocrite […]

Equality or Oppression? Analyzing the Castor Semenya situation with some insight from Kurt Vonnegut: Aka using literature to understand our world

Equality or Oppression? Analyzing the Castor Semenya situation with some insight from Kurt Vonnegut: Aka using literature to understand our world

Read the wonderful short story by Kurt Vonnegut titled, “Harrison Bergeron” linked below While reading it, consider the following: Why is the population regulated the way they are? Why does Harrison reject this? What possible analogies or real world corollaries can you identify? How does […]

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

Read the, Very very, short story linked below and consider the following: Is this a love letter or a breakup letter? What evidence exists in the text to support your claim? What WOKs are you using to support your claim?

The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

In order to better understand the strengths and limitations of the Natural Sciences: Engage in the following two activities below! Scientists have always been, and will always be, limited by their own knowledge and their available tools of measurement. This is a major limitation of […]

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

The “Knowledge Framework” is a methodology for analyzing AOKs by breaking them up into smaller understandable chunks. Once one understands how this framework operates within one AOK, they can perform a similar analysis on another and then conduct comparative analysis between the two. Conducting this […]