18th April 2017

TOK 11-1 Mar 30

summarize in your own words the reading ‘Can we use a scientific approach with humans’ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2kguvmZZsuccTNWTXhVTUltVGM/view - all humans are different - predictions are almost impossible - there are no constants - data is not numerical (sometimes may not be continuous data) - unavoidable observer-expectancy effect - experiments may not be repeatable - social values may affect the experiment
18th April 2017

TOK 11-1 Mar 13 Blogpost

In your opinion, in which other AOKs does it make sense to ask this question of discovered/invented? Ethics. What do you make of the term ‘a useful fiction’? To which AOKs do you think this may apply? A useful fiction could potentially be most knowledge since the human mind is programmed to make models of real life to predict the future. In some ways, our knowledge is only a model of the world which may be different from ...
18th April 2017

TOK 11-1 Mar 7 Blogpost

1. What is the difference between a conjecture and a theorem? A conjecture is an unproven accepted fact by society, an example of this would be the atomic theory. A theorem is a proven fact, usually by mathematics. 2. In the video Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon uses the example of people being surprised that folding a normal piece of paper 50 times, will reach a thickness as high as the sun. He challenges us to ‘do the math’ ...
8th March 2017

TOK 11-1 Feb 20

Read the two short essays ART vs SCIENCE ART and TRUTH Summarize what the main point(s) of both essays into one short paragraph each. Which essay do you agree with more and why? Art vs Science 'Humans think and analyze in terms of language and of words: we use words to recognize our own emotions, to define ourselves, and to describe our experiences to others.' 'Our “truths” are not remote and technical invoices on things that have occurred; they are statements ...
23rd February 2017

TOK 11-1 Nov 28 Blogpost

Complete the reading: Problems with observation and confirmation bias Science is objective and descriptive, while the arts are creative and interpretive. Evaluate this claim. Confirmation bias is the tendency for people to confirm their previous hypothesis based on past knowledge or experiences. Observation bias is the tendency for people to process visual information in a way that deceives the human brain. Based on these two definitions, science may not be fully objective and arts may not be fully ...
23rd February 2017

TOK 11-1 Nov 21 Blogpost

It is unsurprising when we hear that experts in Art can’t always agree what ‘is’ and ‘is not’ Art. We might say that the distinction between what ‘is’, and what ‘is not’ art, is not always clear. Similar to the question of what is art, the distinction between science and pseudoscience is also not clear. Analyze this claim. Nowadays, science is considered to be the relative truth in how the universe as it is mostly accurate in predicting the ...
23rd February 2017

TOK 11-1 Feb 17 Blogpost

“Science does not give the taste of the moon.” - Albert Einstein Science is factual, and mostly quantitative, meaning that qualitative knowledge and sensations cannot be portrayed. In order to give an emotional and scientifically indescribable knowledge, art must be used. While science gives a truth relating to facts and near-absolute knowledge concerning the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the universe (defined using logic and reason), the purpose of art is to identify the truth in sensory ...
12th February 2017

TOK 11-1 Feb 12 Blogpost

http://runway.org.au/can-knowledge-found-works-art/ Ifolio response: There is no real purpose for the arts (counterargument) Claim: Art has a purpose Explain: This article speaks of art of having no purpose in the production of scientific knowledge. However, art could potentially record history in a form future generations can understand or even help us study human behavior of wether our expressions in art form could have given our anccesters an advantage because of more diverse ways of communication. Evidence: Wall paintings of once ...
9th February 2017

Personal Profile (CAS-like experiences before grade 11)

strengths, skills, talents, passions and affinities. What CAS-like experiences you had before grade 11. Creative Piano Drum set Percussion Personal Project History Documentary Action Hiking (including map & compass training) Camping Sailing Kayaking Cycling Scouts City Orienteering Challenge Squash Table Tennis Badminton Service Tree Planting 仁愛之家 (Home of Love) - Christmas Party for about 200 under-privileged children Family Fun Fair Cubs Fund Raising Family Fun Fair Scouts & Ventures Obstacle Course Remembrance Service as Choir Remembrance Service as Scouts St. John First Aid Certification
6th November 2016

TOK 11-1 Nov 6 Blogpost

What distinguishes Natural Science from other AOKs? Natural science aims to find laws that govern the world and create theories of the past & future. It mainly uses the scientific method to find how one factor will affect or influence another factor. Although this method has it's limitations, it is the most reliable AOK in most circumstances as it relies heavily on mathematics and logic. While most natural science experiments or events are theoretically repeatable, other AOKs ...
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