ToK 11

 

Week of August 26

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • In small groups, everyone should share the lists of what they know. As a group, discuss how you might construct 3-5 categories, based on the basis for each KC, into which all of your KC could be placed. Be prepared to share your categories.
  • Use the categorizing the basis for what we know template to record both your categories and the KC that fall within each
  • Discuss categorization of KC bases
Wednesday
  • Journal - See presentation
  • Lecture/Discussion - Personal (PK) v. Shared Knowledge (SK)
  • Discussion of PK v. SK questions
Friday Questions from the presentation on the limits of shared knowledge:
  • Can we know a culture of which we are not a part?
  • Does knowledge of religion require belief in that religion?
  • Is all knowledge based on perspective or is there a “neutral view” from which knowledge claims can be objectively judged.

Week of August 19

Date Agenda Homework
Monday List ten things you know. Try to come up with things you know in different ways. Describe the basis for each KC- Due Friday, August 23
Wednesday
  • Journal: With your group, develop and write a KQ progression that emerges from our discussion of the "Allegory of the Cave" on Friday.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The theory of knowledge that emerges from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
  • Journal/Small group discussion of presentation questions
Complete the "Things I know" te mplate - Due Friday, August 23
Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Finish the "Allegory of the Cave"
  • CAS pull outs

Week of September 2

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
Wednesday
Friday

Week of August 12

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal - How did Friday'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" - Due Friday, August 16

EQ: Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real?

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Knowledge questions
  • Small group discussion of knoweldge questions

Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Due Friday, August 16

EQ: Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real?

Friday
  • Finish - Lecture/Discussion - Knowledge questions
 

Week of August 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday

Read and Annotate Dweck article - Due Friday

EQ- How does the argument in this article relate to your experience in school?

Friday
  • Meet in D210
  • Socratic discussion of Dweck (a-ma = east; mc-z = west)
  • Discussion of Dweck article
    • Partners/answer questions in brief form on a blank sheet of paper - 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?

Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Due Friday, August 16

EQ: Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real?

Week of

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • 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" - Due Friday, August 16

EQ: Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real?

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Knowledge questions
  • Small group discussion of knoweldge questions

Read and annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Due Friday, August 16

EQ: Are WE bound in a cave looking at shadows and thinking them real?

Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Finish discussion of knowlege questions
Read and annotate Plato's "Alegory of the Cave" - Monday, August 19