You could be forgiven for thinking you'd wandered into the HOTA gallery last week, when the Inaugural TOK Exhibition was held onsite in the QAHS Refectory. After a month of celebrating 'thinking' for TOKtober, the Year 11 students presented their TOK Exhibition in a physical and virtual format to the school community. The exhibition requires students to demonstrate how Theory of Knowledge manifests in the real world. So, students find tangible objects to display links to knowledge concepts such as objectivity, interpretation, and culture.
On Tuesday, Week 4, students proudly displayed objects as diverse as a traditional Chinese vase, a treasured family recipe book, a memory game and a jar of Vegemite, and shared their ideas directly to their peers, and on an online platform. The Year 10 cohort and QAHS staff were treated to the students' personal explanations for their choice of objects, and the complex links they made to how knowledge works. If you missed it, students' work will remain on view until later in the term. Congratulations, Year 11 on an accomplished and insightful display of how knowledge works in the world around us.
TOKtober finished with a day channelling Great TOK Thinkers, and “Dr Karl", “Dr Rachael Carson", “Mary Midgley", “Martin Seligman", “Einstein", and even a “QAHS Deputy Principal Garry Brown" turned up, to remind the students of thinkers who inspire the staff. It's with great pleasure, we'll look forward to seeing where our QAHS student TOK thinkers take their own brilliant ideas, next.
TOK Coordinator, English and Psychology teacher