May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – learning a traditional art

Text: https://internationalnohinstitute.com/category/training/ Replicability can be extremely in the arts, particularly if a participant is involved in a traditional art. In this replicability allows the knowledge of traditional Japanese Noh theater to be passed on over time. Replicability plays a much different role in this kind of specific example than it Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #6 – specific example – Japanese art methodology

Text: “Methods of Expression.” https://nomurakakejiku.com/lesson_lineup/methods-of-expression This website shows how different traditional Japanese painting materials and methods results in different kinds of works of art. The final paintings are to some extent a result of the methodologies chosen. However, the knowledge that the artist wishes to express (and the knowledge the Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #5 – specific example – Bohr model

Text: “Bohr model of a phosphorous atom.” https://topblogtenz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/bohr-model-of-phosphorus-atom-min.png The image above is a visual representation of a phosphorous atom. This is a Bohr model but other models of the atom will present different information in different ways. This model does show the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons but some Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #4 – specific example – social media disinformation

Text: “Mapping the harm of COVID-19 misinformation on social media.” https://uwm.edu/news/mapping-the-harm-of-covid-19-misinformation-on-social-media/ Social media is, unfortunately, full of instances of “little knowledge” which make it a good topic for May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #4. There are a number of influence people on social media who have very little expertise Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #2 – specific example – Iroha (Japanese poem in translation)

Text: Iroha. Translation from Abe, Ryuichi (1999). The Weaving of Mantra: Kûkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-11286-6. Iroha is an older Japanese poem with deep connections to Japanese culture and religion. There are a number of different versions – the original cannot be read by the Read more…