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The IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Museum of Knowledge and Art Show Docents
In TOK students have been discussing the idea of knowledge. Each week, they have presented an object and discussed what that object suggests about human knowledge. For example, we learned that areas of knowledge did not work in isolation. So, we asked ourselves how one area of knowledge helped us to understand another area of knowledge. Students then used tangram shapes to answer this question. We then asked ourselves, how areas of knowledge work together to create new knowledge. Does art help us understand science and math? How can math generate knowledge that artists use? Is it ethical to use math in art?
As part of their IB Theory of Knowledge assessments, IB students were required to create an exhibition of their own using three objects to answer a knowledge question. They were assessed on their ability to show how TOK manifests in the world around us. The purpose of the Museum of Knowledge was to provide our IB students with an opportunity to present their explorations.
Not only did the IB students create a TOK exhibition, but they also used their TOK skills at our QSI art show. These IB docents gently guided our students and staff to look deeply at our QSI student art collection. Art challenges us to look at our human knowledge in new ways. As result, hopefully our TOK IB students guided the QSI community towards a new understanding of knowledge.
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