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Understanding TOK

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Daniel Santella

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Transcript of Understanding TOK

Theory of Knowledge Overview
Understanding TOK
GOAL
EXAMINE and UNDERSTAND
ASSUMPTIONS
JUSTIFICATIONS
IMPLICATIONS
MAKING CONNECTIONS!
COMPARING/CONTRASTING the role of
EVIDENCE
,
VALUES
,
CULTURE
,
BELIEF
,
TRUTH
,
EXPLANATIONS
,
CERTAINTY
,
TECHNOLOGY
in what we know from different Areas of Knowledge
Assessments
Formative Assessments to determine term grades
THE KNOWLEDGE FRAMEWORK
SCOPE
Task
Using the pen and paper provided, draw a map of the world with as much detail as you can. Do not look at other's maps.
THE ARTS
THE HUMAN SCIENCES
MATHS
HISTORY
THE NATURAL SCIENCES
EMOTION
SENSE
PERCEPTION
LANGUAGE
REASON
MEMORY
IMAGINATION
FAITH
INTUITION
ETHICS
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
RELIGION
EXPAND YOUR ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW
HOW DO WE DO THAT?
JUSTIFICATIONS
The grounds for which you accept something as true...
IMPLICATIONS
the significance or importance of a belief or action
ASSUMPTIONS
The TOK Presentation
The TOK Essay
How do we know what we Know?
THINK!
... about why you drew the map the way you did.
... the assumptions involved in you drawing the map that way.
... the implications of people drawing the maps differently.
IMPLICATIONS?
EVIDENCE
REASONING
MEMORY
EXPERT TESTIMONY
FAITH
ETC...
are these grounds valid? Can they be trusted??
something accepted as true without proof...
formed by our family experiences
formed by our place on the planet
formed by our family experiences
formed by our wealth
formed by our education
how does accepting something as true affect our attitudes, our actions?
METHODOLOGY
LANGUAGE/CONCEPTS
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
LINKS TO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE
SHARED/PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE
SHARED
KNOWLEDGE
PERSONAL
KNOWLEDGE
"we know this because..."
"I know because..."
SKILLS
PRACTICAL ABILITIES
TALENTS
Highly structured and the product of many people
Shared by many
The way we draw the map sometimes tells us more about us than it does about the world.
Compare the Maps
TOK EE MATRIX
Generally a deeper UNDERSTANDING gained through EXPERIENCE
Easily communicated and shared through books, conversations, the internet
Often difficult to communicate or explain to others
What is at the center of your map?
Which parts have more detail/accuracy?
Which parts are at the top?
By Daniel Santella
dsantella@vsa.edu.hk
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