May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – Pets and divorce

Text: “Pets’ welfare will be considered in divorce battles in Spain.” CNN World. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/06/europe/pets-divorce-welfare-spain-scli-intl-wellness/index.html Extract: “Spain will consider a pet’s welfare when couples divorce or break-up from Wednesday in a legal shift that strengthens the case for couples obtaining shared custody of their animals.The decision follows similar moves in France and Portugal and obliges Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – research on microbes and pain

Text: “Can a dangerous microbe offer a new way to silence pain?” Science Daily. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/success-fail-why-outliers-people-communities-nudges Extract: “A new study shows that a toxin from the microbe that causes anthrax can silence multiple types of pain in mice. Researchers found the toxin targets pain-sensing cells to alter signaling and block pain. Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – research on meditation and mistakes

Text: “How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes.” Science Daily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191111124637.htm Extract: “The research, published in Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation — or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one’s mind and body — altered brain activity in a way Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – Google and Facebook fined over cookies

Text: “France fines Google, Facebook over cookies.” DW.com. Extract: “France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL) on Thursday hit Facebook and Google with €210 million ($237 million) in fines. CNIL has determined that the sites facebook.com, google.fr and youtube.com do not allow users to refuse the use of cookies as simply Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – satire article on education in Alberta

Text: “Alberta Education Ministry assures parents it will stop publishing Nazi propaganda starting now.” The Beaverton. Extract from the satirical article: “EDMONTON – The Alberta Ministry of Education has agreed to stop publishing a document that encourages educators to use materials that highlight the positive aspects of Nazi Germany, such as Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – Australian poetry slam

Text: “Champions.” https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/ Poetry slams are unique artistic events where two or more poet “battle” in a competitive environment. Sometimes the battle is more for fun and in other cases the participants are competing for awards, prizes, and recognition such as this example: https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/champions What value does knowledge gained from poetry Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – exams and history education

Text: “Exam Hell and the Crisis in History Education.” Nippon.com. Extract: “Rote memorization has displaced critical thinking and driven young Japanese students away from the study of history, argues the author, who blames the universities’ own fact-driven entrance examinations for the crisis facing the humanities and social sciences in higher Read more…