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.
TOK in Action featuring astrophysicist Scott Tremaine: 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.
Exploring the key notion of necessary and sufficient conditions and the difference between “depending” and “wholly depending”.
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.
TOK Integration across the DP curriculum: 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.
Integrating TOK in history, global politics and philosophy: How do we know when our collective moral standards are slipping?
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.
The real-world connection between TOK and physics: Under what circumstances can examining the past help guide future discoveries?
Research ideas: investigating the phenomenon of “phantom limb pain” which can be used to probe a wealth of issues related to the structure of our brains.
Investigating the different nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #2 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
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.
Exploring various nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #1 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
An example of the real-world overlap between TOK and music featuring renowned acoustician and violinmaker Joseph Curtin.
Integrating TOK across the DP curriculum: the overlap between TOK and psychology, language and media featuring the insights of renowned psychologist Carol Dweck, Stanford University.
Fascinating research ideas for global politics with related authoritative Ideas Roadshow IBDP video and print resources featuring renowned political scientists.