Archives for category: ways of knowing

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As mentioned, please find the assessment task notification at the following link: TOK WOK – Q1 – Journal Entries Assessment Task – STUDENT NOTIFICATION

For a quick summary of the questions, please find them below:

SUMMARY OF WEEKLY QUESTIONS

  1. Select one of the articles considered on Tuesday (“College Women: Stop Getting Drunk” by Emily Yoffe or “Stop The Boats, Once And For All” by Ben Pobjie). Write a critical response to the article that brings together all the points brainstormed on Tuesday. [WEEK 2]
  2. Construct a critical response to Chris Fotinopoulos’s article “Why choice is central to dying with dignity” published 13 February 2015 in The Canberra Times. [WEEK 3]
  3. When it come to rhetoric, is what you say or how you say it more important? Why? Provide reasons with reference to the discussion and texts analysed during the week. [WEEK 4]
  4. Consider the extract responding to the question: “How can I know (perceive with certainty) anything at all?” What do you think? Do you agree/disagree with the above statement? Do you think it’s possible for us to know anything at all? Why/Why not? [WEEK 6]
  5. Consider Plato’s theory of Forms. Do you think this applies to people? Do you think everyone is a mirror of their “true self” and the ultimate goal in life is to become more us? Do you think we can only REALLY know ourselves by trying to identify our true form? [ WEEK 7]
  6. Consider Descartes’ argument: cogito ergo sum. Evaluate his argument. In your response, consider what we have talked about in this class about whether we can ever really know anything. (ie. Do you think we can know that we are thinking?) Could this argument be applied to other people? Can we ever know other people exist? [WEEK 8]

Remember! You must answer ONE question from Q1-3 and ONE question from Q4-6.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Kim (Kimberley.Hare@ed.act.edu.au) or Zid (Zid.Mancenido@ed.act.edu.au) if you’re thinking: “whatttttt?”

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Please find HERE and/or below the link to the Week 3 Powerpoint on narrative. It challenges you to consider WHAT IS NARRATIVE, HOW CAN IT BE USED TO PERSUADE, and WHY IS IT SO COMPELLING?

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TOK WOK W3L1 – Narrative

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Please find HERE and/or below the link to WEEK2’s powerpoint. It’s an introduction to the course, giving you an idea of what the goals are and what we’re looking at. It also introduces the question: “What is an argument?”

Enjoy!

TOK WOK W2L1 Theory of knowledge – Introduction

Margarine is better than nothing.
Nothing is better than Butter
Therefore, Margarine is better than Butter.

What’s wrong with this line of argument?

What other words can be substituted into this (ie. Margarine & nothing) to make similar confusing statements? Give examples.

 

 

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Please click HERE and/or the link below to get a look at the assessment notification for the critical analysis task.

Please ask your teachers if you have any questions.

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TOK WOK – AT#1 – Student Notification

Hello! Please click HERE and/or the below link to get access to the unit outline for this course.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your teachers.

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TOK WOK – S1 2015 – Unit Outline