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1 Theory Of Knowledge TOK ALS

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4 Nature of the Subject The TOK challenges students and their teachers to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, and to consider the role which knowledge plays in a global society. The TOK challenges students and their teachers to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, and to consider the role which knowledge plays in a global society. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected world. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected world.

5 Nature of the Subject The TOK programme is composed almost entirely of questions. The TOK programme is composed almost entirely of questions. The most central of these questions is How do I, or how do we, know that a given assertion is true, or a given judgment is well grounded? The most central of these questions is How do I, or how do we, know that a given assertion is true, or a given judgment is well grounded? The questions have been grouped into four broad categories: Knowers and Knowing, Ways of Knowing, Areas of Knowledge and Linking Questions. The questions have been grouped into four broad categories: Knowers and Knowing, Ways of Knowing, Areas of Knowledge and Linking Questions.

6 The TOK Diagram

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11 Ways of Knowing and Areas of Knowledge Language and Emotions Language and Emotions History History Methods of data collection Methods of data collection Validity of sources Validity of sources Uniqueness as a body of knowledge Uniqueness as a body of knowledge Objectivity vs subjectivity Objectivity vs subjectivity

12 Aims Develop a fascination with the richness of knowledge, and an understanding of the empowerment that follows from reflecting on it Develop a fascination with the richness of knowledge, and an understanding of the empowerment that follows from reflecting on it Develop an awareness of how knowledge is constructed, critically examined, evaluated and renewed, by communities and individuals Develop an awareness of how knowledge is constructed, critically examined, evaluated and renewed, by communities and individuals develop an understanding of why critically examining knowledge claims is important develop an understanding of why critically examining knowledge claims is important

13 Aims develop a critical capacity to evaluate beliefs and knowledge claims develop a critical capacity to evaluate beliefs and knowledge claims make interdisciplinary connections make interdisciplinary connections consider that knowledge may place responsibilities on the knower consider that knowledge may place responsibilities on the knower understand the strengths and limitations of individual and cultural perspectives understand the strengths and limitations of individual and cultural perspectives

14 Knowers and Knowing Knowers and Knowing Knowers and Knowing Nature of Knowing Nature of Knowing Knowers and Sources of Knowledge Knowers and Sources of Knowledge Justification of Knowledge Claims Justification of Knowledge Claims

15 Ways of Knowing Perception Perception Nature of Perception Nature of Perception Limitations of Perception Limitations of Perception Language Language Nature of Language Nature of Language Language and Knowledge Language and Knowledge Functions of Language Functions of Language Language and Culture Language and Culture

16 Ways of Knowing Reason Reason Nature of Reason Nature of Reason Reason and Knowledge Reason and Knowledge Strengths and Weaknesses of Reason Strengths and Weaknesses of Reason Emotion Emotion Nature of Emotion Nature of Emotion Emotion and Knowledge Emotion and Knowledge

17 Areas of Knowledge Mathematics Mathematics Definition of Mathematics Definition of Mathematics Mathematics and Reality Mathematics and Reality Mathematics and Knowledge Claims Mathematics and Knowledge Claims

18 Areas of Knowledge Natural Sciences Natural Sciences Definition of the Natural Sciences Definition of the Natural Sciences Natural Sciences: Methods of Gaining Knowledge Natural Sciences: Methods of Gaining Knowledge Natural Sciences and Knowledge Claims Natural Sciences and Knowledge Claims Natural Sciences and Values Natural Sciences and Values Natural Sciences and Technology Natural Sciences and Technology

19 Areas of Knowledge Human Sciences Human Sciences Definition of the Human Sciences Definition of the Human Sciences Human Sciences: Methods of Gaining Knowledge Human Sciences: Methods of Gaining Knowledge Human Sciences and Knowledge Claims Human Sciences and Knowledge Claims Human Sciences and Values Human Sciences and Values

20 Areas of Knowledge History History Definition of History Definition of History History: Methods for Gaining Knowledge History: Methods for Gaining Knowledge History and Knowledge Claims History and Knowledge Claims History and Values History and Values

21 Areas of Knowledge The Arts The Arts Definition of the Arts Definition of the Arts The Arts: Methods of Gaining Knowledge The Arts: Methods of Gaining Knowledge The Arts and Knowledge Claims The Arts and Knowledge Claims The Arts and Values The Arts and Values The Arts and Knowledge Perspectives The Arts and Knowledge Perspectives

22 Areas of Knowledge Ethics Ethics Definition of Ethics Definition of Ethics Ethics: Methods of Gaining Knowledge and Knowledge Claims Ethics: Methods of Gaining Knowledge and Knowledge Claims Ethics and Values Ethics and Values Ethics and Technology Ethics and Technology Ethics and Knowledge Perspectives Ethics and Knowledge Perspectives Ethics and Politics Ethics and Politics

23 TOK Points TOK Points TOK Points Points awarded for: Points awarded for: External Assessment: the Essay (1,200-1,600 words) on a Prescribed Title (40 points) External Assessment: the Essay (1,200-1,600 words) on a Prescribed Title (40 points) Internal Assessment: the Presentation (approximately 10 minutes per student) (20 points) Internal Assessment: the Presentation (approximately 10 minutes per student) (20 points) both are combined to give a total out of 60. both are combined to give a total out of 60.

24 Sample Assessment Topics A sample Essay Title: We see and understand things not as they are but as we are. Discuss this claim in relation to at least two ways of knowing. Sample Presentation Topics: Plastic surgery Plastic surgery Banning of videogames Banning of videogames Media and society Media and society


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