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ToK in May – Big Question #2

​ToK in May – Big Question #2
What is the purpose of knowledge, and how can we
assess its value?
Often students are motivated to select subjects based on a
subject’s perceived value.
Areas of Knowledge in Theory of Knowledge include but are not
limited to: History, Mathematics, The Arts, Natural Sciences,
Human Sciences, Religious Knowledge Systems and
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and each of these Areas of
Knowledge will have some aspects of methodology that
overlap, there is also great diversity in the way each Area
produces knowledge.
Is possible to consider, that if the Areas of Knowledge are used
in conjunction that the opportunities to produce knowledge can
be increased?
David Kelly founder of the IDEQ Design Firm gives us some
clarity around the nature of knowledge and the value of
appreciating difference in the Areas of Knowledge.
Let us not limit the production of knowledge on the basis of
perceived value; rather use that very difference to produce
knowledge and in the words of Alice, be “curiouser and
curiouser” (Carroll: 1865).
ToK Date Claimer - Presentations
Year 12 IB students will be completing their presentations in
Week 6 – Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. This is an
opportunity for students to celebrate their hard work and the
process that is the learning journey in the IB.
• Applications open: Tuesday 22nd May
• Year 9 Parent Information Evening: 5th June 6:00pm
(school PA8)
• Applications close: 25th July
• IB student interviews: 1st – 3rd August
• Applications are available on our school website or
from your ECP teacher in Week 6
• For more information please email A/HOD IB Chris