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.
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.
Integrating TOK in history featuring Prof. David Cannadine, Princeton University. In what ways does historical knowledge progress?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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 featuring UC Berkeley intellectual historian Martin Jay: 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 featuring Prof. Justin Khoury, University of Pennsylvania: Under what circumstances can examining the past help guide future discoveries?
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?
Exploring various nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #1 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.