Introduction to my Theory of knowledge blog

 

I`ve just woken up and saw such a snowing scene on the other side of my window`s glass here in Banjaluka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Then I thought how many people in the world have never heard for my country. But is it really important for me today? No, it is not. So, here I am, somewhere in the space of Internet while trying to create my very first post on this blog.  What I would like to achieve is weekly publishing my Theory of Knowledge lesson plans.  So, for the very beginning here is my TOK curriculum for the younger generation of the IBDP students.

September 
½ Introduction with the annual`s plan and program
3/ 4 What is knowledge/ Types of knowledge (personal,shared, experiental knowledge)
5/6 How do we know? Introduction to ways of knowing
7/8 Skills, knowledge claims and knowledge questions

October 
9/10 How do we formulate knowledge questions
11/12 Culture and knowledge (influence of culture in shaping knowledge of an individual and groups)
13/14 Religion and culture
15/16 Sense perception/ How can we know if our senses are reliable?

November 
1st week holidays
17/18 Language, How does language shape knowledge?
19/20 Does the importance of language in an area of knowledge ground it in a particular culture?
21/22 Reason/ What is the difference between reason and logic?

December 
23/24 How reliable is inductive reasoning?/ Rational versus irrational
25/26 Emotion
27/28 Faith/ Should humanism or atheism be described as a faith?
29/30 Can theistic beliefs be considered knowledge because they are produced by a special cognitive faculty or “divine sense”?

January
31/32 Does faith meet a psychological need?

February 
33/34 Areas of knowledge
35/36 Human sciences /The origin of human sciences
37/38 The relationship between the human sciences and the natural sciences
39/40 Observation and the effect of the observer

March 
37/38 Prediction, trends and laws / Knowledge questions
39/40 Natural sciences/ The scientific method/
41/42 Scientific revolutions and paradigm shifts
43/44 History / Reliability of sources/ Objectivity in history

April
Holidays from April 3rd to April 10th 
41/42 The relationship between history and human sciences
43/44 Progress and patterns in history
45/ 46 Ethics/ Emotion and reason in ethics/ Ethical dilemmas

May
47/48 Ethical theories (utilitarianism, virtue ethics, Kantian theory)/ Ethical language
49/50 Religious knowledge systems /
51/52 Religious language
53/54 Religious experience and miracles/ religious pluralism
June
51/ 52 Indigenous knowledge systems/ The nature and role of artifacts
53/54 The impact of technology on the relationship between indigenous people and their environment

References:

Theory of knowledge guide, 2015

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