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JOURNALS & REFERENCES

Prompts by Entry # and Discussion Date

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Unit 1 - Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge 


Journals & Notes (PPT PDF File)


UNIT 1 RESOURCES:

1) TOK Course Basics (Courtesy of Steve Kern)

2) Knowledge - Key Concepts (Adapted for Steve Kern's Training Intro)

3) Introduction to Epistemology (Academy of Ideas)

4) Basis of Knowledge (Abel Excerpts)

5) Notes on Truth Theories

6) Conway and "Alternative Facts" (NBC News)

7) Truth Chapter Reference (Ruggiero's Beyond Feelings)

8) Rational vs. Intuitive Knowledge

9) Introduction to Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)

10) Dombrowski, Inquiry & Knowledge Questions (drawn from truth checks)

11) Knowledge Questions Development Practice

12) Older IB Publication on Knowledge Issues (Questions) that might be helpful in formulating good knowledge questions---Just trying to help!


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Unit 2 - "Know Thyself"

Human Nature & Our Ways of Knowing


Journals & Notes (PPT PDF File)


UNIT 2 RESOURCES:

1) Crews, "Climbing the Tower"

2) "Genesis" as a consideration of human nature

3) Fiske, "Look Twice" (brain research on bias)

4) Wang & Aamodt, "Your Brain Lies to You" (false beliefs)

5) Time Perspective - "The Secret Powers of Time" by Philip Zimbardo (RSA Animate)

6) Plato's Allegory of the Cave --- A Video Representation

7) Video Commentary on the Allegory of the Cave (Alex Gendler, TED Ed)

8) Plato's Cave & The Matrix Essay

9) Nozick's "Experience Machine"


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Units 3 - 10 Overview 

Paradigms & the Areas of Knowledge


Teacher Notes (PPT PDF File)


RESOURCES:

1) Useful Webpage: Explorable.com (Explaining paradigms in terms we discussed)

2) Useful Webpage: What is a Paradigm? (Derek Hendrikz)

3) Considering Paradigms from the Past

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Unit 3 - AoK: Natural Sciences


Journal & Notes (PPT PDF File)


UNIT 3 RESOURCES:

1) Reuben Abel, Man is the Measure, Defining Science & Objectives

2) Kuhn's Paradigm Shifts Video

3) Useful Webpage: University of Virginia page (Notes on paradigms, pertaining primarily to the sciences, and definitions of theory, laws, and disciplines at the bottom of the page)

4) A Brief History of Science Video

5) The Scientific Method

6) Alternatives to the Scientific Method

7) Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions

8) Kuhn's Cycle

9) The Decline Effect & the Scientific Method

10) "The Isolated Scientist"

11) Clark, "Myth of the Genius Solitary Scientist"

12) Open Science - Sharing Work Within the Scientific Community


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Unit 4 - AoK: Mathematics


Journal & Notes - Part 1 & Part 2 (PPT PDF File)


UNIT 4 RESOURCES:


1) "Does Math Create Our Scientific Reality?"

2) Mathematics & Reality (Philosophy Now article)

3) By the Numbers

4) Math: Key Terms

5) Euclid's Definitions

6) Math Packet of Resources

7) Math Theories

8) Mathematicals Proofs (University of Chicago guide to writing them!)

9) Asimov on Math's Historical Development (Forward to A History of Mathematics)

10) Math Chronology Timeline

11) A History of Mathematics Video (TeacherTube)

12) A Brief History of Numerical Systems (Alessandra King, TED Ed)

13) Beauty in Math: Beautiful Numbers

14) Links to Personal Knowledge: Emotion & Math


* WoK: Language as a Way of Knowing

* WoK: Reason/Logic as a Way of Knowing (Truth & Validity Notes)

* An Introduction to Logic

* Deductive & Inductive Reasoning


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