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TOK Knowledge Issues

What is a knowledge issue and how do I construct one?
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Amy Burvall

on 13 August 2013

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TOK Knowledge Issues What are they? What do they do? How Do I find them? Definition: Things that help or hinder your ability to GET knowledge USE knowledge and establish truth in knowledge claims WOK AOK It's about how we accept reject classify shape produce own control knowledge It's not only about the Problems It's also about the Benefits and Advantages According to the IBO,
knowledge issues should be... "Open
Questions" and "COUCHED in TOK TERMS" 1. Should have more than 1 possible answer

2. Should be about knowledge itself
(not subject specific)

3. Should lead to arguments and
counter-arguments/ different perspectives

4. Should include TOK ish terms
(AOK, WOK, Linking concepts)

5. Should relate different concepts 1. Attempt to establish status of knowledge claims, distinguising between real and pseudo knowledge (i.e. claims pretending to be) 2. Identifies weaknesses strengths and 3. Allows for exploring differing views How Do I construct them? You can find K.I. in any source,
such as... magazine articles newspapers blogs Twitter cartoons novels and non-fiction movies and tv artwork look for things that deal with...

1. Where does knowledge come from? (sources, verification)

2. How is knowledge acquired? (senses, reasoning, emotion, language)

3. Problems (bias, stereotyping, assumptions, common sense) 1. Stay clear of words like: CAN? WILL? DO? DOES? HAVE/HAS?...these will lead to CLOSED, yes or no questions 2. Use WHY? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? HOW FAR?
IN WHAT WAY? TO WHAT EXTENT? HOW DO WE KNOW...? HOW DOES KNOWLEDGE...? 3. Relate to Ways of Knowing: "PERCEIVE", "SENSE", "RATIONAL", REASON", "LOGIC", "EMOTION" (or specific emotion), "LANGUAGE", "MEANING", "SIGN", "COMMUNICATION" 4. Relate to Areas of Knowledge:
NATURAL AND
HUMAN SCIENCES, HISTORY (including primary/secondary sources), ARTS, ETHICS ("should") MATHS, "stats" 5. Relate to Truth:
"BIAS" (personal or cultural),
"STEREOTYPES", "PROVE",
"DISPROVE", "ARGUEMENT", "RELIABLE", "LIMITS", "SUBJECTIVE", "OBJECTIVE", "CERTAINTY", "DOUBT", "BELIEF", "ASSUMPTION" AMY BURVALL SOURCES:http://ibtokspot.blogspot.com/search/label/Knowledge%20Issues http://theoryofknowledgestudent.com/category/knowledge-issues/ http://ibtokspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-on-knowledge-issues.html http://www.ibtoktutor.com/#/knowledge-issues/4538448346
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