ToK Reader Helps

This for the Table of Contents page:

List of Interesting Readings for Knowledge Growth

And this is for the inside cover:

Six Locales for Gathering Knowledge

It would behoove you to print these out and tape them in the appropriate location.

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Essay Helps packet

Here is the packet of helpful advice that we have been using in class. Though I have gone over sections of it in class, I do think that the more familiar you are with it, the more confident you will be going into the writing portion of the essay. Read it over.

Essay Helps Packet

and since you probably “lost” it, here is the rubric:

Essay Rubric

Nuance in approaches to accessing knowledge

Following today’s conversation about nuance and “no-easy” answers follows these three articles which all address the ways in which knowledge is accessed. What results is complicated but significant. Enjoy.

via Why Can’t I Put My Smartphone Down? Here’s The Science : Shots – Health News : NPR

Reading and how it is taught (incorrectly)

America’s Real Digital Divide

np: “Losing My Edge” LCD Soundsystem

The intersection of ethics, science, and nature

Saw this yesterday and was greatly intrigued. It is easy to think that things will always be as they are now – some psychologists argue that is our default position. But in fact, nothing remains the same. So the question is, what to do about that? How to prepare for an ever-changing future?

Where those questions get really interesting is in the area of ethics. Here is one possible ethical response to an ever-changing future. And if you would like a more philosophical examination of this issue, then check out the pieces in your ToK Reader on pp. 303, 306, and 310.

And if you were looking for example ideas for your ToK Essay, you could do worse than this one

via No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It – The New York Times

January 2018 Reading Schedule

Finally getting to posting the schedule like I promised in class. Here is a copy of it and a link. Enjoy. Really, if you let yourself engage, these readings in particular have the ability to really affect/challenge/advance/______________ your thinking – and at the very least, I think you will find them somewhat enjoyable. (Link at the bottom)

January 2018 Reading Schedule

Jan 8-9: David Foster Wallace “Tense Present” ToKRp12+

Jan 10-11: Thomas Kuhn “The Route to Normal Science” ToKRp41+

Jan 12-19: Exam week: EE process evaluation/reading/reading discussion

Jan 12-Feb 2: schedule and have your Viva Voce

Jan 23-24: Stanley Fish “How to recognize a Poem When You See One” ToKRp32+

Jan 29-30: Stanley Fish “What Makes an Interpretation Acceptable” ToKRp40+

Feb 2: Viva Voce write-up due in Managebac

Feb 1-2: chapter 1 in The Wayfinders due

Jan 2018 Reading Schedule