Aims and Objectives
- make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
- develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
- formulate, evaluate and attempt to answer knowledge questions
- examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge
- How do we negotiation conflicting interpretations of history?
- What is the role of power, control, and law in the construction of history?
Title 1: “Some areas of knowledge seek to describe the world, whereas others seek to transform it.” Explore this claim with reference to history and one other area of knowledge.
Title 2: “… our knowledge is only a collection of scraps and fragments that we put together into a pleasing design, and often the discovery of one new fragment would cause us to alter utterly the whole design” (Morris Bishop). To what extent is this true in history and one other area of knowledge?Model your response on the requirements of the TOK Essay. This means that you should:
- Unpack the implications of the title before you begin to write.
- Identify important concepts, context and connections.
- Include specific and relevant real-life situations, including at least one reference to a class activity from our History unit.