Bad Science

Eating chocolate helps you to lose weight! Really? Check out this article on the misuse of science: http://io9.gizmodo.com/i-fooled-millions-into-thinking-chocolate-helps-weight-1707251800

Examples of knowledge shared in a group within a subject area

  “Some historians believe that Jesus really existed” – Un Sub “There’s a group of economists who believe that Brexit will actually benefit the...

Examples of shared knowledge in a religious group

“Shinto believers think it is good luck to visit the shrine on New Year’s Day” – Hina “when Hindus put red paint on their...

Our definitions of personal knowledge

    “Personal knowledge is known just by you, by remembering the past, by keeping secrets” “We all have unique personal knowledge because it...

Examples of shared knowledge within an ethnic group

    “The Yao ethnic group in Vietnam have a special technique for building their homes from bamboo” – Norihide “There’s a tribe near...

Beware of False Analogies

We saw this on Twitter recently: “Lord’s Prayer – 66 words, 10 Commandments – 179 words, Gettysburg address – 286 words, EU regulations on the...

Art discussion questions

Number 8 by Jackson Pollock Discussion questions: 1. To what extent can art be considered a “language”? 2. Is art more accessible because it...

Signs & Symbols in European Art

  In Antonello da Messina’s  The Virgin Mary Reading, the pearls in Mary’s crown symbolize virginity. Pearls were not the only sign of virginity...

The Language of Art

Young Ho & Un Sub from Grade 11 presented this famous Korean painting from the Joseon Dynasty to their ToK class. There are a...

When “science” is not scientific

Be very wary when you read an article that refers vaguely to “scientific evidence”. Here’s an awful example of a writer using “science” as evidence:...