Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Clauzy

Presentation
knowledge issue problem- truth in assumptions

i have a tok presentation to do and i want to know if my KI is strong enough to use. any help will we appreciated .

real life situation: : people immediately assumed I don’t understand Swedish because I am a foreigner

KI: how can the truth be gained from ssumptions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A problem I foresee with this is the limited use of the Ways of Knowing. Your ToK presentation needs to be focused on the Ways of Knowing however I don't see how this is going to use them fully. 'Assumption' isn't a way of knowing. I know you could link in reasoning, perception, and emotion to it somehow but it would be limited and perhaps unconvincing unless you really know what you're doing with it!

It also might not be strong enough because it's difficult to address or answer, you can't really assess people's assumptions and what they're assuming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok i get your point but my second KI is how does reasoning influence justification in society?

what are your opinion about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes better sense than the other one, I'm just unsure on the wording. It could be okay, and I get the point you're making. How about the influence of reasoning and emotion on stereotyping?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a tok presentation to do and i want to know if my KI is strong enough to use. any help will we appreciated .

real life situation: : people immediately assumed I don’t understand Swedish because I am a foreigner

KI: how can the truth be gained from ssumptions.

What about "how do we form our first impressions of strangers?"

Look at how we use the ways of knowing in order to get a first impression of something and then look at the pros and cons of how we use the ways of knowing and the traps you can fall into, as well as the benefits conferred by this rapid system of decision making. First impressions can be wrong but they can also be right - how much do we rely on them, should we rely on them and why?

That sort of thing would be very interesting, in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a tok presentation to do and i want to know if my KI is strong enough to use. any help will we appreciated .

real life situation: : people immediately assumed I don’t understand Swedish because I am a foreigner

KI: how can the truth be gained from ssumptions.

What about "how do we form our first impressions of strangers?"

Look at how we use the ways of knowing in order to get a first impression of something and then look at the pros and cons of how we use the ways of knowing and the traps you can fall into, as well as the benefits conferred by this rapid system of decision making. First impressions can be wrong but they can also be right - how much do we rely on them, should we rely on them and why?

That sort of thing would be very interesting, in my opinion.

thanks i understand what i have to do now...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites