May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – Japan’s population problem

Text: “To raise Japan’s tepid birthrate, get men off the couch.” Nikkei Asia. Excerpt: “Fathers doing less housework translates to sub-replacement fertility, study shows… One important step is to encourage men to do more child care and housework, according to an analysis by Nikkei.” https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Datawatch/To-raise-Japan-s-tepid-birthrate-get-men-off-the-couch Japan’s falling population problem is Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #2 specific example – logging protests

Text: “Old growth logging protesters gather outside B.C. premier’s office as legislature resumes“ Extract from the text: “Protesters opposed to old-growth logging gathered outside Premier John Horgan’s office and other entrances to British Columbia’s legislature Monday as politicians returned to Victoria for a six-week fall session. A spokesman for the Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #2 specific example – beauty in mathematics and the arts

Text: “Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #2 is focused on research on how the same part of the brain seems to be responsible for processing both mathematical and artistic beauty. There are of course significant differences between Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – digital art

Text: “77-Year-Old Man “Paints” Beautiful Japanese Landscapes on Excel Spreadsheets” https://mymodernmet.com/tatsuo-horiuchi-excel-spreadsheet-paintings/ Excerpt from the above text: “77-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi chooses to work with Microsoft Excel to produce his beautiful works of art. His “paintings” are remarkably intricate works that mimic traditional Japanese paintings that offer scenic views of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – compulsory COVID vaccines in Turkmenistan

Text: “Turkmenistan, where Covid-19 does not exist, but vaccination is now compulsory” “There are, officially at least, no cases of Covid-19 in Turkmenistan. But the country last week became the first in the world to make vaccination against the virus obligatory for all adults.” https://emerging-europe.com/news/turkmenistan-where-covid-19-does-not-exist-but-vaccination-is-now-compulsory/ There are a number of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #5 RLE – alleged fake industrial test results

Article: “Mitsubishi Electric used special program to spin fake data” “Mitsubishi Electric Corp. fashioned a computer program to churn out fictitious data used in place of actual tests on air conditioning units it supplied to railway companies apparently for more than three decades.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14385139http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14385139 The alleged issues with the tests Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – Miami building collapse

BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57710766 Engineering requires “a systematic process” to ensure that buildings are built to code and are safe. Subsequent safety inspections also rely on “a systematic process” although it is different process than the one used during building design and construction. The Miami building collapse shows the failure of Read more…