November 2020 TOK essay Prescribed Title #2 – explanation of key words and phrases

Understanding something – On on side, “understanding something” could be interpreted as understanding the basic fundamentals of atomic structure, poetic conventions, the causes of WWII, attachment theory in psychology, etc.  A solid (but maybe somewhat limited) understanding of a particular topic may not require the investigation of ‘What if…?’ questions.   On the Read more…

November 2020 TOK essay Prescribed Title #4 – explanation of key words and phrases

4. “The process of gaining knowledge is more valuable than reaching an end result.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.  The process – This will differ with each AOK and RLE.  Even similar processes may be handled differently in different circumstances.  A slow methodical approach to getting a plane ready for takeoff is not appropriate in some Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – “Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music”

“People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Significant breakthroughs like this often require someone creative or ingenious to Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – The Independent news article on the anti-vaccination movement.

Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles “A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.” Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, the Read more…