Sep 30 2014


Question 6

Filed under ToK Essay

6. “The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

2 responses so far

Sep 30 2014


Question 5

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5. “Ways of knowing are a check on our instinctive judgments.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

2 responses so far

Sep 30 2014


Question 4

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4. With reference to two areas of knowledge discuss the way in which shared knowledge can shape personal knowledge.

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

No responses yet

Sep 30 2014


Question 3

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3. “There is no reason why we cannot link facts and theories across disciplines and create a common groundwork of explanation.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

One response so far

Sep 30 2014


Question 2

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2. “There are only two ways in which humankind can produce knowledge: through passive observation or through active experiment.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

One response so far

Sep 30 2014


Question 1

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1. There is no such thing as a neutral question. Evaluate this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

Thank you for choosing this question for your May 2015 ToK essay!

a.       Your first task is to research a ‘real-life situation’ which is germane (relevant) to this question.

b.       Write a reply to this post whereby you provide links to two articles

c.       The articles should be relevant to the ToK question and to at least one area of knowledge.

d.      The articles should provide contrasting points of view (differing perspectives)

e.      This reply is evidence of your first meeting with your ToK teacher.

One response so far

Sep 24 2014


ToK Essay Prompts Discussed on Oct. 1

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Hey ToKers,

If you are a diploma candidate, you must complete the May 2015 ToK essay. Mr. Perryman and I will provide a ToK essay prompt workshop on October 1st, after school, in room J1. It is mandatory that you attend, so please make arrangements so that you can participate.

I look forward to your insights!

Kind Regards,

Mr. Coey

One response so far

Sep 05 2014


May 2015 ToK Essay Prompts

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Hey ToKers,

Welcome back to LBHS! As some of you have heard by now the ToK Essay “Prescribed Title” have been released, and I’m pleased to report that the prompts are fantastic! They are very accessible and relevant to our course of study together. A couple of quick reminders: the ToK essay is a requirement for diploma candidates only, and I believe the final draft will be due in late January.

The essay does need to be verified by your ToK teacher, however. And given that I am not teaching ToK this year with you, I’m not sure how this will be addressed. By the way, I have your final essay graded. I prefer to meet with you as a group when I hand them back.

Thanks so much, and here are your  May 2015 Prescribed Titles.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Coey

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Jun 06 2014


Sample ToK Essays!

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Stephanie Nunes ToK essay provides RLS examples and detailed analysis of AoKs. She concludes with a discussion of the implications for what/how we can know.

yovanna-wge2ky Another former LBHS student who wrote a personal and analytical essay.

The following essay and examiner comments use the previous grading rubric; however, the essay does provide some valuable insights into the genre of a ‘critical thinking’ essay.

Senses Essay Examiner comments

Senses Essay

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May 29 2014


Final ToK Book Comment

Hey ToKers,

First of all, you are awesome, as always. Please review your last comment about “acquiring knowledge.” Then, reply with a thought-provoking comment.

Second, please respond to this question in a 50 -100 word response:

A) In your book, how do ‘language’ and ‘key concepts’ construct or shape knowledge?

B) Which metaphors are use to convey knowledge? How effect is this in shaping what we know, believe, or claim to know?

Thanks so much!

Regards,

Coey

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