TOK Reflections Journal

Explanation --- Review of Key Requirements



Unit 1: Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)

Introduction to the book entitled Bullsh*t (John Grant, 2014)

Knowledge Distinctions - The Basis of Knowledge (Thank you, Amy Scott)

Knowledge - Key Concepts (PPT Slides)

Notes on Truth Theories (Thank you, Amy Scott)

Truth Chapter --- Beyond Feelings, Chapter 3

TOK Basics Information Sheet



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Unit 2: Know Thyself - The Knower & Human Nature


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)

Intuitive v. Rational Judgment:  Introduction to Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)

Sanity/Insanity - "Climbing the Tower" (from Blood and Grits, Harry Crews)

Human Nature - "Genesis"

Bias & Prejudice - "Look Twice"

Memory - "Your Brain Lies to You"

Reality/Perspective - Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Choosing the Real - "The Experience Machine" - An Essay by Robert Nozick

Reality & Truth - "Plato's Cave & the Matrix" - An Essay




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Unit 3 - 10: Overview - Paradigms in the AoKs


Paradigm Notes (PPT Slides)




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Unit 3: Natural Sciences


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)




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Unit 4: Mathematics


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides) - PART 1 & PART 2

Ways of Knowing: Reason Notes




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Unit 5: Indigenous Knowledge Systems


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)

Ways of Knowing: Language Notes




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Unit 6: Religious Knowledge Systems


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)




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Unit 7: Human Sciences


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)




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Unit 8: History


Journals & Notes (PPT Slides)

"Thinking Like a Historian" - Compliments of Khan Academy




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Unit 9: The Arts


Journal & Notes (PPT Slides)


TED Ed Video Considerations of the Arts

1) Who Decides What Art Means?

2) What is the Difference Between Art & Craft?

3) Music

4) Visual & 3-D Arts

5) More Visual Arts - Graffiti

6) Dance

7) Theatre

8) Poetic Stickup - Spoken Word




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Unit 10: Ethics


Journal & Notes (PPT Slides)

Introduction to Ethics Video (Academy of Ideas)

The Trolley Problem Video (TED Ed)




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