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HELLO!

Please find the assessment task notification HERE: TOK WOK – Q2 – Journal Entries Assessment Task – STUDENT NOTIFICATION (Distributed to students)

Don’t forget: NEXT TUESDAY 12:30-3:30pm we’re in 6.119 to workshop your ideas and ensure EVERYONE can do as best as they can in this task. Cheers, all y’all!

Guest speaker, Andrew Kahn’s, science notes. Cheers!

science_notes

Here you go.

TOK WOK 2015 term two – Assessment Task Three

TOK WOK – AT#3 Example Response

Assignment example

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Please find below four articles you can use to develop draft responses for the Assessment Task on Thursday. If you choose to produce a draft BY WEDNESDAY 12pm (conceivably, you could just do two during the two hours we regularly have Theory of Knowledge on Tuesday morning), email them to your teachers (zid.mancenido@ed.act.edu.au & kimberley.hare@ed.act.edu.au). We’ll get back to you with very specific and helpful feedback before the assessment task!

Possible articles:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/miranda-devine-gender-card-is-a-loser/story-e6frezz0-1226494961475

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/these-crimes-have-everything-to-do-with-islam-20150111-12lxmn.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/jonson-rugby-drug-scandal-highlights-flaw-in-our-standards/6221874

http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/professional-women-stop-complimenting-each-others-looks-20150225-13ogjj.html

Cheers!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the hiatus but we’re back again officially from this week. It’s Week 10 so it’s the last one before the holidays. We’ve got a bunch of stuff on the nexus between Education & Knowledge this week- starting from a speech by Sir Ken Robinson.

We’ll be updating over the holidays and then we’re back again in Week 11 starting 29th April. Next term we’re breaking down this concept “knowledge” and looking at “Ways of Knowing” and “Areas of Knowledge”.

Cheers, Zid

“I do not disbelieve in absolute beauty any more than I disbelieve in absolute truth. On the contrary, I gladly suppose that the proposition – this object must be either beautiful or not beautiful – is absolutely true. Only, can we recognise it? Certainly, at moments we believe we can… Every now and then the beauty, the bald miracle, the ‘significant’ form… of a picture, a poem, or a piece of music, springs from an unexpected quarter and lays us flat… When we have picked ourselves up we begin to suppose that such a state of mind must have been caused by something of which the… value was absolute. ‘This,’ we say, ‘is absolute beauty’. Perhaps it is”

– Clive Bell, Art

“Poetry and philosophy… have severed themselves from life. In Greece, ideas went hand in hand with life; so that the artist’s life was already a poetic realization, the philosopher’s life a putting into action of his philosophy; in this way, both philosophy and poetry took part in life, instead of remaining unacquainted with each other, philosophy provided food for poetry, and poetry gave expression to philosophy. Nowadays beauty no longer acts; action no longer desires to be beautiful; and wisdom works in a sphere apart.”

– André Gide, The Immoralist

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
Y know on Earth, and all ye need to know”

– John Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn

Thank you everyone who participated in class today. Thank you also to all of you playing at home, following Theory of LTC in your own time.

This week’s focus question is:

Why, despite the problems of knowledge, do we act as if things are true?

Please leave a comment below with your answer. Don’t be afraid to respond to other people’s answers in your own.

Remember the two rules: Use your initials instead of your real name and enjoy the ride!

Here are a couple of quotes from two of my many favourite writers to get you started.

I am here… Here means on this earth, on this continent and no other, and in this epoch I call mine, this century, this year. I was given no other place, no other time, and I touch my desk to defend myself against the feeling that my own body is transient.

Czeslaw Milosz

But how small and transitory is my place in this vastness! How quickly the earth, the road, the sky outrun me in every direction! And yet I do not live as though my life were without significance. I feel as I have always felt, that I am going somewhere despite the difficult terrain, the adverse weather, the times I lose my way. And I have a strong sense that my own life is connected to the lives of those behind, around, and ahead of me. It may be illusory, but without the possibility of conversations and interactions with others, including people in societies remote from the one in which I was born and raised, I would not press on.

– M. Jackson