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  1. With my full ib schedule, i don't start TOK until next semester and my other classes already give me a fair amount of work. should i expect a lot of homework/ studying requirments for my TOK class?
  2. On one hand there's this one, that looks more official and nice. However, its contents are rather poor ang basic. But it contains lots of IB oriented hints. http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Knowledge-Course-Companion-International/dp/0199151229/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329234087&sr=8-2#_ On the other hand, this one is bigger an thicker, wider in contents, and colourful. But I don't like it looks quite cheap and vague, and certainly not very official. What do you think? http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Knowledge-Diploma-Full-Colour/dp/1107669960/ref=pd_vtp_b_1#_ which one should I take? I'm quite worried because I'm about to start the Essay stuff, and at this point I still don't know what all the helly TOK stuff is all about 'cause my teacher is a complete naïve about the course, and treats it as any theoretical course, but I know TOK is special. It should be a space to discuss, debate and generate knowledge. Not a boring class to take notes about non sense biographies, and opinions of some guys. I'm so disappointed of her, and that's why I really need the best course companion. Thkx
  3. Hi, So for my TOK Presentation I chose censorship as a topic. The real-life situations are the recent ACTA, SOPA and PIPA bills. I've already formulated a few good knowledge issues, such as "What would happen if nothing was censored and we were always told the truth?", do you create peoplez have any good ideas? Cheers
  4. My grade will be having TOK presentations next week, really glad i found this website. i have a general idea of the topic i am going to do a presentation on but unsure of what i am going to be talking about or what i should be talking about for 10 minutes. i am just unsure what to talk about the real life issue is going to be the Fukushima Reactor Meltdown where the generator (which powers the coolant) was disabled by the Tsunami after the earthquake. is this a good knowledge issue? "In which way does perception and reason influence us in our decisions regarding the use of nuclear power?" thats the title of this post and also knowledge issue. Thankyou very much.
  5. I need to connect the knowledge issue of methods of justification in mathematics to my own experience as a learner in my TOK essay. Only problem is that I don't really justify that many mathematical claims in my everyday life... Please help! I don't want to lose all those points under criterion B?
  6. Hello! I am currently working on my TOK presentation and am looking for contra arguments in bringing a child up religiously in the modern society. One of the arguments against for example would be the increased conflict between the religious groups. Do you have more arguments against religious or for religious upbringing? Best wishes!
  7. Hello! I am going to do a tok presentation with the following knowledge issue Is a freer upbringing beneficial for the development of a growing individual‘s sense of morality? What do you think about this? Is this an appropriate question? My WOKs will be the arts and ethics. Best wishes and I am looking forward to you responses!!!
  8. For my TOK essay for the 2012 November session, I have chosen the topic: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.“(Albert Einstein) Do you agree? Does anyone have any suggestions about how to approach it? Any help would be much appreciated.
  9. Hello! As you might suggest from the title I am writing my TOK essay on the fourth question. I hade submitted a very well TOK essay, which is however lacking on my personal views. I am aware of when we should trust our intuitions but when we should discard them is questionable. What are your experiences? When did you discard an explanations that was intuitively appealing in real life and how did you deal with it. Best wishes! Niggi Green
  10. Hello, I need some help with a TOK assignment. Our teacher told us to bring a song, in whichever language, that has to be related to TOK. I haven't found any yet, so if you could help me that'd be great since it's due next week. Thanks!
  11. My main question is whether or not it is okay to favor depth over breadth in the TOK essay. My essay is based on prompt number 10; " 'Through different methods of justification, we can reach conclusions in ethics that are as well-supported as those provided in mathematics.' To what extent would you agree?" I wrote the rough draft of my essay and my TOK teacher does not believe that it will receive a good grade according to the grading rubric. The format of my essay involves one primary example that I use to explore several methods of justification. In this section of my essay, my area of knowledge is ethics and my way of knowing is reason. Then I use my primary example to discuss probability in math in order to compare it to my previously mentioned methods of justification in ethics. Here, my area of knowledge is math, and the way of knowing is reason. Then I bring in another example, involving a personal experience, to explore the role of emotion as a way of knowing in math. Then I relate that to the role of emotion in ethics. Then I have a conclusion, wrapping up my ideas. My TOK teacher thinks that I do not have enough personal examples, ways of knowing, areas of knowledge, and knowledge issues. I think that if I were to add more of everything to my essay, I would not be able to analyse any of my ideas with any depth. I have all of the required aspects and I analyse them fully. I just don't have a breadth of each aspect. I think this makes for a strong, more focused essay, but my TOK teacher calls my extensive analysis a "tangent." Any opinions on this topic would be immensely appreciated!!! Thank you!
  12. Hello people! I am currently doing my TOK prescribed essay and I have chosen this question: 2 'Compare and contrast knowledge which can be expressed in words/ symbols with knowledge that cannot be expressed in this way. Consider CAS and one or more areas of knowledge. It would be very helpful if you could give me some ideas about how you might answer this question I need to include many arguments and counter arguments, as well as examples. If you have any ideas at all on this, please feel free to share ! Thank you!
  13. Greetings! Currently struggling with tok question 9 ”As an IB student, how has your learning of literature and science contributed to your understanding of individuals and societies?” I find tok extremely hard and have some questions. What ways of knowing do we have in psychology? Language? The information is gained through reading about theories and reports from experiments etc. Perception? Psychologists observe and interpret the behaviour generated. Any other? What about literature? The same wok's? Since we also read and perceive? PS: I have never made a topic before. Please be nice, heheh Thanks!
  14. Can someone help with an simple definition and some examples of a knowledge issue? From some research I did I remember a finding a KI was a rather like nit-picking the topic, Am i right? So Topic #8 Analyse the strenghts and weaknesses of using faith as a basis for knowledge in Religion and I chose Natural Sciences. Are these KIs suitable? KIs below: 1) Is there a difference between faith and a belief 2)Can faith be a basis for knowledge at all? 3)there a difference between the knowledge formed, using faith, in Natural sciences and Religion ( some find this confusing do tell me if you think so too.) 4)Faith a significant basis for knowledge in Natural Science? Should I post my other KIs so you get a better idea of the lines on which i'm thinking
  15. Hi I'm in IB year 1 and I start TOK right after this winter break. The only thing I know about this course is that it is super deep (and im really worried), but I don't exactly know what this course teaches, so can anyone throw me some TOK questions so that I can get the general idea and think about them over the break? Thanks
  16. The TOK presentation is coming up. I want to talk about how violence in movies and/or video games affect teenagers (RLS a recent massacre in my home country) However, I don't know how to formulate a knowledge issue. Anybody that can think of a solid KI or lead me in the direction of finding one myself?
  17. My TOK presentation is about polygamy and my teacher has already approved it. However, I received advice from others that a good TOK presentation should not deal with ethics and it should not be about whether something is moral or immoral. I have seen the presentation of past IB graduates in my school. Some of them talked about suicide and the use of torture. They both relate to ethics. So, is the topic polygamy possible for a TOK presentation?
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