ToK 11

Week of August 13

Date Agenda Homework
  • Begin reading and annotating Miller article
  • Lecture/Discussion - Knowledge claims and Knowledge questions
  • Miller article reading time

Read and annotate Miller article - Due Wednesday;

Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - due Friday

Wednesday Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - due Friday
  • Socratic discussion of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
  • Small groups - 1) What is Plato's argument? 2) How does he support this argument? 3) Is this argument valid?
  • Large group - Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real? To what extent does the Allegory describe us?
For Wednesday, bring a list of ten things you know. For each item, briefly indicate what the basis for your KC is. Try to make your list as diverse as you can.

Week of August 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Read and Annotate Dweck article - Wednesday
  • Day 2 -Ourselves
  • If your last names starts with A-L, form a group of 4-5 on the west side of the room. If your last name begins with M-Z, form a group of 4-5 on the east side of the room.
  • Discussions in ToK - Dialogue not monlogue, identify your self.
  • Discussion of Dweck article
    • Small groups/answer questions in brief form in your journal - What is Dweck's argument? How does she support this argument? How does this relate to your experience in school?
    • Large group - How should the ideas in this article shape the nature and methods of education in the US? How does this article relate to this class? To what extent do you agree or disagree with Dweck's argument? Does Tracy High and the IB program foster a growth mindset?
  • Journal - How did yesterday's discussion go? What went well and what might be improved?
  • Formalize small groups (4 or 5 people from your half of the alphabet)
  • Lecture/Discussion - Introduction to ToK
  • Syllabus
Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Friday, August 17