Ernest Tang Grade 11 Theory Of Knowledge Natural Science Defenition Sum Up Activity

Sum-Up Defenition Of Natural Sciences:

 

The study of the physical sciences that processes observed knowledge and the knowledge of physical things, such as biology, physics and chemistry, however, it doesn’t include social, abstract or theoretical sciences.

1.How has your definition or scope of Natural Sciences changed?

I understand the limitations of Natural Sciences and its function. I previously thought every single question could be considered a natural science question but now I understand many questions are not answerable fully by a Natural Science perspective.

2.What territories does the Natural Sciences try to map?

The Natural Sciences are fields of studies and understandings that aims to understands the natural world. It has certain fixed rules about the way the world functions but unlike other fields of studies, such as applied or social science, it does not have theories based on the knowledge itself.

3.What kind of “problems” is this “map” trying to solve?

The problems that it solves are the problems caused by the physical world. Other problems such as social problems, are not problems that this “map” is trying to solve.

4.What kinds of questions does the Natural Science provides answers to?

The questions Natural Sciences are to answer the problems that it has the ability to solve, those are questions that aim to understand how the world works and how things function.

Ernest Tang Grade 11 Theory Of Knowledge Introduction Word Press Reflection Activity

What are the key aims of TOK?

The key aims of TOK is to act as a way to help students become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases – whether these biases are retained, revised or rejected. This will be achieved in a classroom environment with lectures, debates and other activities.

What is the map metaphor? (explanation on next slide)

Using Hong Kong MTR map as a metaphor to wether its a good scale and wether it provides the truth as to the metaphor of wether natural sciences provide absolute truth or is it a broken down version to make us understand the truth. In other words, this means the map is a simplification of the actual HK MTR geographical landscape but it allows us to understand it better, just like how knowledge does the same to complex issues.

Quote From Presentation To Describe Even More In Depth:

A useful metaphor for examining knowledge in TOK is a map. A map is a representation, or picture, of the world. It is necessarily simplified—indeed its power derives from this fact. Items not relevant to the particular purpose of the map are omitted. For example, one would not expect to see every tree and bush faithfully represented on a street map designed to aid navigation around a city—just the basic street plan will do. A city street map, however, is quite a different thing to a building plan of a house or the picture of a continent in an  atlas. So knowledge intended to explain one aspect of the world, say, its physical nature, might look really quite different to knowledge that is designed to explain, for example, the way human beings interact.

The power of maps is precisely this, that they are simplifications that allow us to gain understanding of the complexities of the world. From this point of view, perhaps maps are designed to solve certain problems, so the power of the map is, in part, derived from its ability to be applied to the kinds of questions that an AOK, or a specific discipline is trying to ‘solve’.

What are the strengths to knowledge being a simplification of the world?

The strengths of knowledge being a simplification of the world is that it allows people to understand the truth in a simple manner. It is important that it is simple because we are limited in our ability to perceive the truth. An example is the MTR map. It does not provide every detail of the geographical landscape of Hong Kong but it allows people to understand it better than if it would be one.

What are the weakness to knowledge being a simplification of the world?

It isn’t the truth and many fail to understand that it isn’t the truth and hence treat the simplification as the truth. Such example is the Water Cycle, it only explains natures’ contribution to the water cycle and not other human factors, hence most people learning that think nature is the only one in control of the water cycle and make reckless decisions due to that ignorance.

Will we ever have a full understanding of the real world?

We will never, wether it is simplified or not because there will always be mysteries to the questions we answer, hence continuing the cycle for the quest of knowledge and since infinite knowledge could never be reached, we will never reach a full understanding of the real world. Also, even if we manage to unravel all mysteries, everyone will perceive something in a different manner, hence creating a paradox where no matter what is done, there will be mysteries.

TOK BOIZ

Although I didn’t think soccer would come home, I gotta congratulate them. Put my bet on the Swedes but good one.

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Although I didn’t think soccer would come home, I gotta congratulate them. Put my bet on the Swedes but good one.

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Grade 10 Service And Action Reflection

Grade 10: Service As Action (First Aid Training)

How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

I figured other than just basic skills of responsibility, I also learnt about caring and other fine motor skills other than just blind service.

How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

I had to take an exam for a certificate for this one.

How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?

I had to study for the techniques for this certain program.

How did you persevere in action?

I had to spend 8 hours a day for multiple weeks for that, that was tiring but I overcame that tiredness with my passion.

How did you work collaboratively with others?

I had to work constantly with a partner for those weeks.

How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?

By working with the international Red Cross, I understood that the strive and the knowledge to help people has a great importance in the wire for future projects.

How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?

Only good, no bad as I realised that I was able to help so many with this knowledge.

Grade 9 Service And Action Reflection

Grade 9: Service As Action (WWF Project)

How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

Yes. Not only action but research skills prior to this.

How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

First time, a well organised, well researched service with a major organisation, WWF.

How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?

In our geography class with groups, by writing a report of research and working with WWF.

How did you persevere in action?

I preserved in action by taking the risk.

How did you work collaboratively with others?

By working in our geography groups.

How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?

By working with a global organisation and by implementing the skills I acquired in Grade 8.

How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?

Only good ones as I knew we came there for preservation purposes only.

Grade 8 Service And Action Reflection

Grade 8: Service And Action (Beach Clean Up)

How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

Through the beach clean up, I developed the skills of responsibility and care for the environment.

How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

I am normally a more sensitive person, however, my passion and love for service has made me strong enough to overcome the fear of a polluted beach and stride to make it cleaner.

How did you plan your service experiences?

I planned it with my SA group. We planned out not only the beach clean up during the previous SA class but some fun  activities with negligible effect on environment.

How did you persevere in action?

By overcoming my fear, it is only this passion for service which helped me persevere.

How did you work collaboratively with others?

As seen in my planning and also with the action with not only my SA group but also the entire class.

How have you developed international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding? How could your international-mindedness be developed more next time you engage in service?

I understood the basic principal that protecting mother nature is a universal responsibility. This is a mission that I abide to everywhere I go.

How much have you considered the ethical implications of your actions? How do you know that you made a positive impact? How could you consider ethical implications more the next time you engage in service?

By seeing the bags and bags of garbage, I knew I had made a positive implication despite how negligible.

Grade 7 Service And Action Reflection

Grade 7:  Service And Action (Awesome Action)

How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

I became more aware of my strengths and growth through this new risk. I had to help accommodate new students into this school despite being a new student myself. This shows my resilience and risk-taking skills.

How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

The challenges I took were part of the skills that made me. Being a new student taking on a role that is dominated by old students, that was a risk.

How did you plan your service experiences?

For a year, as a group, we planned together. I joined the meetings and work invaluably with the work and I gave valuable advice to my peers.

How did you persevere in action?

Mainly through my physical work. One of the most memorable was me going to and working in a welcoming party for all the new kids in the school.

How did you work collaboratively with others?

Well, other than working with my other Awesome Action teammates, I also had to work as a team with the new students. The whole goal was to help them be part of the community and by doing that i must work with them well at first.

How have you developed international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding? How could your international-mindedness be developed more next time you engage in service?

Of course. There were many international students in the community I worked with and this taught me working well with people from other cultures, something very valuable which I kept with me since then.

How much have you considered the ethical implications of your actions? How do you know that you made a positive impact? How could you consider ethical implications more the next time you engage in service?

By seeing all of the new kids fit well into the CDNIS community , I know my work back then has been successful and made a positive impact.

TOK BOIZ

Not actually injured but just first aid learning!!
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