This TOK Sampler explores different aspects of The Arts as an area of knowledge.
TOK Sampler Knowledge & Technology explores different aspects of how technology is related to the knowledge process.
TOK Sampler Assessing Spin explores how the media influence many different aspects of our knowledge of the world around us.
Institute for Advanced Study astrophysicist Scott Tremaine explains how our personal biases and assumptions impact our quest for scientific knowledge.
Rabbi Emeritus David Goldberg describes why he thinks that our feelings are the best guides to who we are.
Duke law and philosophy professor Nita Farahany demonstrates how our rapidly growing knowledge of neuroscience is having an impact on our legal understanding.
UCLA historian Nile Green describes how deliberately changing our vocabulary forces us to deepen our cultural understanding.
Neuroscientist Jennifer Groh describes how investigating how the brain coordinates sensory perceptions gives rise to an intriguing evolutionary hypothesis.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck describes how a debilitating fixed mindset bias can be inadvertently reinforced by praising someone in the wrong way.
Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
York psychologist Ellen Bialystok on how neuroplasticity directly addresses the debate of to what extent our thoughts are influenced by the language we speak.
Emory University primatologist Frans de Waal investigates the extent to which our moral judgements can be extended to other animals.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Award-winning poet & historian Jennifer Michael Hecht describes how the quest for scientific knowledge is often much less objective than many of us appreciate.
University of Michigan Business Professor Andy Hoffman urges us to profoundly re-examine what it means to be environmentally sustainable.