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Theory of Knowledge: The “Beating Heart” of the IB Curriculum. Video. http:// www.youtube.com / watch?v =u3U-- demvto. Objectives. Provide an orientation to the recently updated ToK curriculum. Aims & Objectives. The aims and objectives of the course have been extensively re-written.

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    1. Theory of Knowledge: The “Beating Heart” of the IB Curriculum

    2. Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3U--demvto

    3. Objectives • Provide an orientation to the recently updated ToK curriculum

    4. Aims & Objectives • The aims and objectives of the course have been extensively re-written.

    5. TOK Diagram From 2008 Guide From 2015 Guide

    6. Personal & Shared Knowledge The same person reads a lot about Computer Programming, but who also writes his own programs. The same person is the only one who knows how he feels when he listens to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Personal knowledge “I know because…” Someone who was born in 1995 and knows about the moon landing only from history books Shared knowledge “We know because…” Shared Knowledge as SOURCE of Personal Knowledge

    7. Personal & Shared Knowledge • Someone who has heard of curling, but who has never seen it or played it, who knows no one who plays it, and who doesn’t read about it. • Someone who has studied the Mexican Revolution in school, but who has done no further reading or research. • Someone with a passion for Japanese music, who buys it, listens to it, and reads about it often. Personal knowledge “I know because…” Shared knowledge “We know because…” A professional entomologist who has not only studied entomology for many years, but who has also contributed much to shared knowledge through research, publications, and professional presentations. Illustrating how much of the available shared knowledge there is an individual has learned.

    8. Personal & Shared Knowledge Person 1 Only experience with butterflies is from seeing them flying around the yard and reading about them in story books. Shared knowledge “We know because…” Person 2 University student; taken numerous biology classes, including some introductory courses in Entomology. Sponsors annual NABA count. Person 3 Professional Entomologist Person 4 Amateur with a passion for lepidoptera. Participates in the annual NABA Butterfly Count; keeps records of sightings; takes photographs; member professional organization.

    9. Personal knowledge "I know because..." Ways of Knowing Shared knowledge "We know because..." Where are the WOK?

    10. Series of Diagrams

    11. Key Terminology 2008 Guide Knowledge Questions 2015 Guide Knowledge Issues

    12. Ways of Knowing 2008 Guide Language Sense Perception Emotion Reason Imagination Faith Intuition Memory 2015 Guide • Language • Sense Perception • Emotion • Reason Choose 4

    13. Areas of Knowledge 2008 Guide Mathematics Natural Sciences Human Sciences History The Arts Ethics Religious Knowledge Systems Indigenous Knowledge Systems 2015 Guide • Mathematics • Natural Sciences • Human Sciences • History • The Arts • Ethics Choose 6

    14. Assessment: 2008 Guide 2015 Guide TOK Essay: 2/3 TOK Presentation: 1/3 TOK Essay: 2/3 TOK Presentation: 1/3 Note: neither the type of assessment nor the relative weight of the two assessments has changed; instead, the scoring criteria and submission procedures have changed, as have the instructions to teachers.

    15. Assessment: The Essay 2008 Guide 6 Prescribed Titles Different titles Nov/May Released about 6 months in advance 1600 word maximum Global Impression Marking; one central question w/two facets Mark out of 10 (counted twice) 2015 Guide • 10 Prescribed Titles • Same titles Nov/May • Released about 18 months in advance • 1200-1600 words • Four scoring criteria, each with multiple facets • Mark out of 40

    16. Assessment: The Presentation 2008 Guide Maximum group size 3 Students in group must earn same mark TOK/PPD completely revised ALL TOK/PPD forms uploaded for moderation Some schools asked for video for moderation Global Impression Marking; one central question Mark out of 10 2015 Guide • Maximum group size 5 • Students in group could earn different marks • TOK/PPD completed and kept on file until end of exam session • Some schools asked for video for moderation • Four scoring criteria each with multiple facets • Mark out of 20