From Week 1, Term 4, QAHS has been celebrating TOKtober – a month of TOK thinking, with weekly displays in the library, interactive activities, and special guest speakers. The Theory of Knowledge course forms part of the IB core, and is integral to the development of students' critical thinking skills and international-mindedness. Each week we have been covering different components of the course including:
Knowledge and the Knower, focused on Facts and Beliefs, via the TOK question /prompt: What did you once believe was true that is actually false?
Knowledge and Technology, focused on Artificial Intelligence and You, via the TOK question/prompt: To what extent does AI help our world? Some of our entrepreneurial students were also treated to an engaging session with Mr Josh Mangal of the QAHS IT department who shared: What I've learned about Cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible Tokens.
Knowledge and Politics, focused on post-truth, via the TOK question/prompt: Are we living in a "post-truth world"? Students have been tasked to identify real news from fake headlines and contribute their response to the question: Are we now living in a “post truth" world or has it always been this way and we are simply becoming more aware of it?
In Week 4, the Inaugural Year 11 TOK Exhibition will be forming the culminating celebration of TOKtober, and we look forward to sharing Year 11 students' TOK work with you.
TOK Coordinator, English and Psychology teacher