Unit 4: The TOK Presentation
OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 8, 2019
EQ: To what extent can you demonstrate critical and creative thinking in your speech?
ToK Standards: TOK AIMS #1, #2, #3
NAGC Standards: 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.4, 3.3.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.3.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.4
-Work on TOK Presentation
-Present and Submit Presentation to Managebac by Friday November 8.
-EE Deadline #3 is November 1.
-Work on Extended Essay, be finished by November 1 if in Group A.
-The IB ToK Presentation is worth 33% of Overall TOK Score for IB Diploma Program (counts towards Bonus Points)
-The IB TOK Presentation is 15% of Overall TOK Course Grade
BECAUSE THIS UNIT REQUIRES SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENT WORK, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS:
PLEASE POST YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENTATION IN THE COMMENTS AND THEY WILL BE ANSWERED:
Unit 3: The Moral Compass
September 19 - October 9, 2019
EQ: What is the "Good Life" and can it be universally achieved?
Standards: ToK Aims #2, #3, #4
NAGC Standards 1.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.3.1., 3.4.1, 4.2.3
1. Extended Essay Deadline #2 (Deadline is 9/27)
2. Meet with Mentor again regarding EE - mandatory if you are Group B Student
3. Decide on Real-Life Situation for ToK Presentation
4. Next EE Deadline: Friday November 1st
Unit 3 Participation (Average of Daily Grades)
Written Analysis "Applying the Ways of Knowing to Moralistic RLS"
-Eudaimonia v. Hedonia
-Moral Foundations Theory
-Moral Communities throughout the world
-Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Morality
-The Moral Roots of Political Thinking
-Virtue Ethics (Review of Virtuosity and Virtue Theory)
-Ethics of Autonomy v. Ethics of Community v. Ethics of Divinity
-Moral Philosophy and Ethical Frameworks in Decision-Making
-"Applied Ethics Week": Exploration of 10+ Real-Life Situations
-Light preparation for TOK Presentation
Unit 2: Behaviors and Decisions
August 28 - September 18, 2019
EQ: Is there value in emotionality and what does it truly mean to be human?
Standards: ToK Aims #1, #4, #5
NAGC Standards 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.5
1. Complete Reflection #1 in Managebac for Extended Essay
2. Continue Work to Meet Extended Essay Deadline #2 (Deadline is 9/27)
3. Meet with Mentor again regarding EE
4. Decide on Real-Life Situation for ToK Presentation
Unit 2 Participation (Average of Daily Grades)
Written Analysis A "Eudaimonia"
Written Analysis B "Group Behavior and Decisions"
-Relationship Between Prudence and Decision-Making
-Virtues and Virtuosity
-Aristotle's Virtue Theory
-Global Perspectives on Happiness
-The Pursuit of Happiness
-Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs
-Eudaimonia and "The Life Well Lived"
-Understanding, analyzing and predicting human behavior and decisions
-The Work of Human Scientists
-Real Life Situation: China's Social Credit System
UNIT 1 - AUGUST 7 thru AUGUST 27
EQ: What is truthiness and how do we know what to believe?
ToK Standards: TOK AIMS #2, #4, #5
NAGC Standards: 3.3.3, 4.1.3, 4.3.1
-EE DEADLINE #1 (according to criteria for Group A, Group B)
-Email Mentor and Meet with Mentor regarding Deadline #1
-Begin Contemplating TOK Presentation: Real-Life Situation
-Unit 1 Participation (Average of Daily Grades)
-Unit 1 Written Analysis A (Knowledge Question: What is the role of trust in creating shared knowledge?)
-Unit 1 Written Analysis B: Prudence, Trust in Knowledge and Unit EQ
Key Concepts in This Unit:
PLEASE POST A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE RESOURCES AND/OR MATERIALS FOR THIS UNIT. THANKS! :-)
SOON I WILL BE UPDATING THE TOK AND EE RESOURCE PAGE ON THIS SITE WITH UPLOADS AND LINKS TO ALL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USED IN CLASS.
Welcome to 12th Grade Theory of Knowledge!
Attached are the Syllabus and the Scope & Sequence for the 2019-2020 12th Grade Theory of Knowledge course. Also attached is the Syllabus packet and deadlines for the Extended Essay IB Internship portion of this class.
All signed documents are due by the end of this week.