Theory of Knowledge –

by Adrian on December 4, 2016


Name two AOKS and how they are different


  • Religion
  • Natural Sciences

The two areas of knowledge I will be talking about are Religion and Natural Sciences. I believe that these two AOKS are very different in their own ways because some of the information contradict each other. For example, religion is heavily believing in a special figure which they call a “god”. There are many different religions in the world, however all the major ones believe in a figures that controls, creates or have super natural powers. Also, not only that, there is a place called the after life where one will enter heaven or hell. However, this is where Natural Sciences is heavily different from Religion. In natural science a famous astrophysics scientist named sir Steven Hawking, proved mathematically that there is no space in the whole universe that will allow a place where heaven and hell can exist. Thus if you heavily believe in science, the religion facts are to certain extents not true.

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CAS Week 2016- India Trip- Camp Snow Leopard

by Adrian on November 19, 2016

Part 1:

How have you shown initiative while on this programme?

Have you learned any new skills while on this programme?

Are you undertaking any new challenges through this programme?

Are you enjoying collaborating with others?

Something new that happened in this CAS week trip was that I volunteered as a group leader. Through this experience, I was able to bond with my teammates and understand more about them. Not only benefiting by meeting new people, I was also able to exercise my leadership skills. In our group we were given tasks to choose, build and plan. Through these activities I practices the use of 3 of the IB leaner profiles. First attribute was open minded, this was developed through the deciding of gaming played at the school. During the group brainstorm, many games were chosen, but we only had enough time for one. Hence, we all compromised and chose to play the human knot. Communication was a major key in the process of all the events. This is due to the fact that we were able to all happily decide on stuff, because everyone is able to express their wants. The last attribute was risk taker, we tried different food, activities and communicate with locals. Risk taking was what made the trip adventures, from experiencing new things in all aspects we got to learn about the India culture in first person.


Part 2:

How have you demonstrated perseverance or commitment while on this programme?

How has your experience caused you to feel about issues facing underprivileged peoples?

Will you make any changes in lifestyle or behaviour based on your experience?

How is this experience helping you become more aware of your own strengths and area for growth?

India is clearing not one of the most developed countries in the world, as many details are different from first nation countries. In the country sides, most people would stand on the edge of the roads and pee into the sides. Even in the place where we stayed for 3 nights, the toilets were not as civilized as home. This reminded me about how fortunate my family is able to provide a good standard of living and we should not take basic needs for granted. Not only toilets, but along most of the roads in New Delhi, there are small houses made out of rope and broken pieces of cloth. This is a really good visual experience because you would only see this kind of poverty in photos.  Thus, through a little in sight into the less fortunate lives, poverty is actually a much bigger problem than we expected.



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