Thursday, October 19, 2017

TOK 1, Day 26 (10/19): A Visual Encyclopedia of Knowledge



TOK Aims & Objectives

  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge
  • formulate, evaluate and attempt to answer knowledge questions

Knowledge Questions

  1. How do we use visual models to organize knowledge?
  2. How are our visual metaphors reflected in our worldview?

  • Monday (10/23): Guest Speaker, UWG Geographer Andy Walter
  • Wednesday (10/25): TOK Workday: Continue "A Visual History of Knowledge"
  • Friday (10/27): Share & Discuss Visual Histories
  • Change: Tuesday (10/31): Present Personal Geographies
  • Change: Maths OPPs due 11/15

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TOK 2, Day 27 (10/18): IRW


Aims and Objectives

  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action
  • Examine a real-life/contemporary situation from a TOK perspective in the presentation.
Essential Questions
  1. How can I manage my time effectively to complete long-term assessments?
  2. What do I need to do/learn in order to be prepared for the IB Examination?
Agenda
Independent Research and Writing. You may be working on these things:
  • EE 3000-word draft (due Friday)
  • CAS Reflections (2 per month)
  • IB TOK Presentation (1-on-1 meetings in November)
  • IAs
  • College Applications?
  • Other essentials?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TOK 1, Day 26 (10/17): TOKIRL & Models as Maps of Knowledge



Aims & Objectives
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • formulate, evaluate and attempt to answer knowledge questions
Essential Questions
  1. How are TOK concepts evident in my daily life?
  2. How do we model knowledge in the disciplines, and how do these models shape our thinking?

  • TOKIRL Share-out
  • Models, Maps & Paradigms
  • Manuel Lima, “A Visual History of Human Knowledge”
  • Intro to Models as Maps Activity
Homework:
Continue Maps of the Imagination Assessment

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TOK 1, Day 25 (10/12): Knowledge as a Map



Aims and Objectives

  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action


Essential Questions
  1. Does knowing geography make me a better person?
  2. How is knowledge like a map?


Agenda
  • Continue Maps Discussion
    • How do maps reflect reality?
    • How do maps construct reality?
  • Maps of the Imagination
  • Personal Maps, Shared Maps

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TOK 2, Day 25 (10/11): IRW



Things that you might be working on:
  • College entrance essays/applications
  • Extended Essay (3000-word draft due Oct 13)
  • History IA
  • Bio IA
  • TOK Presentation - Due dates are on the Calendar!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TOK 1, Day 24 (10/10): Knowledge as a Map


Aims and Objectives

  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action


Essential Questions

  1. What does it mean to develop Global Consciousness?
  2. Does knowing geography make me a better person?
  3. How is knowledge like a map?


Agenda

  • World Maps from Memory Activity
  • Maps Discussion
  • Borges, "On Exactitude in Science"