Theory of Knowledge (IB Diploma)

Order Details;

Assess the advantage and disadvantage of using models to produce knowledge of the world.

INTRODUCTION

  1. Define instructional words
  2. Ambiguous words
  3. Add Precision
  4. Knowledge question in my own words to show understanding/interpretation/application
  5. Argument summary: What am I going to look at?, What I may want to exclude (necessary but not vital to my interpretation of knowledge claim)?

Mixture of:
– Use of models in Areas of Knowledge: Natural Sciences / Human Sciences / Ethics / Arts
– A wider discussion on the role of modelling, centred around ideas of expectation vs verifiability a sort of The Black Swan discussion (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)/Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell).

BODY 1

  1. Topic sentence/Main argument
  2. Argument
  3. Evaluate (shared and/or personal knowledge) + examples
  4. Clearly show how it supports my topic sentence and how it answers my knowledge question
  5. Any limitations?

* Constantly addressing and answering my Knowledge question

BODY 2

  1. Topic sentence/Counter argument
  2. Counter Argument
  3. Evaluate (shared and/or personal knowledge) + examples
  4. Clearly show how it supports my topic sentence and how it answers my knowledge question
  5. Any limitations?

* Constantly addressing and answering my Knowledge question

CONCLUSION

  1. Comparison of Areas of Knowledge(s)/Ways of Knowings
  2. Other possible knowledge questions arising from my essay?

Theory of Knowledge essay Rubric

https://ibpublishing.ibo.org/exist/rest/app/tsm.xql?doc=d_0_tok_gui_1304_1_e&part=3&chapter=4

Level 5: Excellent
Understanding Knowledge questions:
There is a sustained focus on knowledge questions connected to the prescribed title and are well chosen – developed with investigation of different perspectives and linked effectively to areas of knowledge

Quality of analysis of knowledge questions:
Arguments are clear, supported by real-life examples and are effectively evaluated; counterclaims are extensively explored; implications are drawn

Essay:
Lucid, Accomplished, Discerning, Individual, Cogent, Insightful, Compelling