The real-world relevance of theory of knowledge principles in today’s pandemic highlighted by an insightful article by epidemiologist Dr John Ioannidis, 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.
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.
How does contact with other cultures change our own? TOK integration in World Religions featuring the enlightening research done by Prof. David Hollinger, UC Berkeley.
Research ideas related to Prof. Andy Hoffman’s description of concrete measures needed to reinvent our current power grids to make them more efficient and environmentally-friendly.
Key points that students should take into account in the construction of their TOK essay – no matter which title they have chosen.
TOK integration in physics featuring astrophysicist Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study: To what extent can we determine if what we observe is an inevitable consequence of a fundamental law or simply happenstance?
Research ideas related to Prof. Paul Steinhardt’s Indiana Jones-style discovery of quasicrystals, solids whose atomic arrangements violate centuries-old laws of physics and crystallography.
TOK integration in psychology: Prof. Matthew Walker on the nature of appropriate evidence for a scientific theory. Under what circumstances do authority figures inhibit the development of knowledge?
Pioneering quantum cryptographer Prof. Artur Ekert and the notion of computational complexity, a way of objectively distinguishing between “easy” and “hard” mathematical problems.
Navigating various nuances and concepts associated with PT 5, in particular how a divergence of views correlates with areas of knowledge.
TOK Integration across the DP curriculum featuring Prof. Elyn Saks, University of Southern California: How do we know when common societal stereotypes are false?
Great research ideas related to The Anthropic Principle featuring Noble Laureate Tony Leggett with several areas of investigation highlighted.
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.
The real-world connection between TOK and mathematics featuring Prof. James R. Brown, University of Toronto: How do we know when something has been mathematically proved and what role does intuition play?
Prof. Michael Berry, UCLA, discusses the impact of the decision by the Chinese government to simplify Chinese characters in an effort to raise literacy rates.
An example of the real-world overlap between TOK and music featuring renowned acoustician and violinmaker Joseph Curtin.