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“Real Scientific Literacy” for TOK

(by Eileen Dombrowski, from OUP blog) What an excellent summary of how science works! You’ll be missing out on a splendid resource if you don’t read these two articles on “Real Scientific Literacy” offered just last week (free, on his blog) by neurologist and science writer Dr. Steven Novella:

Real Scientific Literacy, The Ness, Neurologicablog, January 12, 2016.

Real Scientific Literacy, Part II, The Ness, Neurologicablog, January 14, 2016.

In his conclusion, Dr. Novella makes a simple assertion that underscores what we teach in IB science courses and IB Theory of Knowledge: “Scientific literacy means not only having a working understanding of the big ideas of science, but also understanding critical thinking and how science works.” Continue reading

Happy lunar new year! But is it the year of the sheep or something else?

TOK language and translation, categories and meaning … Now here’s a light and lovely example fitting for the day. Eileen