To what extent is the popularity of a procedure related to its validity? In Musical Illusions, Prof. Diana Deutsch describes how the celebrated Octave Illusion can be directly applied to the wold of clinical medicine.
Professor Brian Epstein on how modifying our assumptions of the social world can result in more valid models of human behaviour.
TOK In Action: historian of religion Nile Green, UCLA, describes the profound disconnect he experienced between what he had read about Sufism and what he personally encountered when he began to visit Sufi shrines.
Neuroscientist Jennifer Groh, Duke University, describes a real-world example of how technology can be used to provide evidence for theories in the natural sciences.
TOK Sampler Knowledge and Politics features Prof. Brian Epstein, Tuft University, examining how observation of political behaviour might be able to invalidate our political models.
Get a preview of Ideas Roadshow’s new TOK Sampler called Knowledge & Language which has been created to support one of the new optional themes featuring linguist Prof. Carol Padden, UC San Diego.
Learn about one of the new optional themes by watching an excerpt from Ideas Roadshow’s new TOK Sampler ‘Knowledge & Indigenous Societies’ featuring Carol Dweck, Stanford University.
In Part 2 of The Map as Metaphor, guest author Daryl Hitchcock extends maps as a metaphor to the different Areas of Knowledge.
Guest author Daryl Hitchcock, TOK Department Chair at Leysin American School, provides us with a detailed account on how a map can be used as a helpful metaphor for examining knowledge in TOK.
Ideas Roadshow’s first live online TOK event focuses on the upcoming changes to the TOK curriculum and the origins of TOK.
Three more key points that students should take into account in the construction of their TOK essay – no matter which title they have chosen.
Key points that students should take into account in the construction of their TOK essay – no matter which title they have chosen.
Exploring the key notion of necessary and sufficient conditions and the difference between “depending” and “wholly depending”.
Navigating various nuances and concepts associated with PT 5, in particular how a divergence of views correlates with areas of knowledge.
Tackling prescribed title 4 while exploring the difference between an analytic approach and plunging into the world of analogies.
Highlighting different ways of looking at PT 3 with specific suggestions for students while exploring how we can be sure that we think that something matters.
Investigating the different nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #2 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
Exploring various nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #1 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
Words matter: we examine the wording of each of the May 2020 prescribed titles in an effort to help guide students towards key TOK concepts associated with each one.
In this post, we urge students to consider which of the May 2020 TOK essay prescribed titles best correspond to their current interests.