Imagination, Memory & Faith: Oh My!

ToK year 1 classes continue their exploration of the factors that may support and/or impede us as knowers in our pursuit of knowledge.

What is becoming more clear is that these factors, like imagination, intuition & memory, do not work in isolation but instead form a type of network that may aid us as we try to discern fact from fake news.

We are also coming to realize that these “networks of ways of knowing” have an equal capacity to mislead us, contributing to our reliance on a number of logical fallacies & cognitive biases which hinder our ability to effectively evaluate what we know.

In other words, fake news becomes fact & we fall for it all the time.

Knowledge Seminars continue in B5 G20, 21 & 29 on 12 & 14 November. Come share with us how you know.

TOK Knowledge Seminars: Understanding how we learn & how we know

Year 1 ToK students have begun their TOK Knowledge Seminar process. The purpose of the TOK Knowledge Seminar Process is for participants to examine, evaluate & understand the role that the ways of knowing play in knowing, the production, consumption & evaluation of knowledge & the questions raised by the ongoing relationship between shared & personal knowledge.

Each participant individually takes on the role of a Knowledge Rapporteur. (Rapporteur- someone chosen by an organisation to prepare reports of meetings or to investigate and report on a problem, in this case a WOK) with the goal to develop answers to the following questions as part of their investigation and discussion.

Along the way, students have been asking their subject area teachers for some suggestions about specific Real Life Situations!

These presentations are not about transmission; they are about dialogue & discussion.

Everyone is invited & Knowledge Seminars are taking place over the next two weeks in B5 G20, G21 & G29.

Come & share in the production of knowledge!