(Eileen Dombrowski, from OUP blog) It’s easy to spark discussion in TOK when the topic is Ethics. This area of knowledge offers its own tinder, and a spark can quickly flame. But what then? How much should we fuel student engagement with the case studies or issues, and how much should we instead encourage them to take a giant step back? In treating Ethics in Theory of Knowledge, we walk the line between two extremes, excessive engagement and excessive detachment.
Dombrowski, Rotenberg, Bick. Theory of Knowledge IB Course Companion. Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Dombrowski, Rotenberg, Bick. TOK Spanish translation. Teoría del Conocimiento, Libro del Alumno. Oxford University Press, 2015.
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the essential question of knowledgeThe question “How do we know?” drives inquiry. When we ask it with the stress on the last word – know — it opens up overview questions on the very nature of knowledge and the forms it takes. When we ask it with the stress on the first word – how? – it takes an analytical edge applied to methods of giving answers. In this blog, we follow this question — sometimes seriously, sometimes lightheartedly — through issues and stories of our day.