Arts and Science: the differences and the similarities

Up till now in TOK we have been exploring the natural sciences. We established the complex nature of the scientific method, realising that it is not a completely ‘objective’ area of knowledge, which has now led us to the study of arts. I was not there for the introduction of ‘the arts’ but here is what… Continue Reading Arts and Science: the differences and the similarities

Reflecting on my first FOA

There were so many things that went in the opposite direction of what I had wanted in this FOA. Firstly, when looking at the process of preparation, due to my extremely busy first term schedule, with leading a culturama dance, being in the high school production and poor time management I was unable to prepare for… Continue Reading Reflecting on my first FOA

The complexities of the scientific method

Before reading this article I had never heard of the alternative theories/ theory about what caused the extinction of dinosaurs. This is a possible indicator of how certain scientific theories are more widely accepted because of their source, time of establishment and extent of support from other scientists, or maybe that I easily accepted an… Continue Reading The complexities of the scientific method

An Introduction to Natural Sciences- through a card game

The card game was a seemingly straightforward simulation of how scientists conduct experiments and gather data to identify recurring patterns in pursuit of discovering the rules of nature. It seemed straightforward up until variables other than the immediate appearance of the card governed the rules of the game. This brought us back to the reality of… Continue Reading An Introduction to Natural Sciences- through a card game

Commenting on past TOK essays

When reading the 2 essays I noticed that two authors had a different level of understanding related to their focused area of knowledge. This meant that the one with the greater understanding of both the nature and nuances of their area of knowledge was able to make stronger, and more original claims regarding their question.… Continue Reading Commenting on past TOK essays

Justified knowledge in my IB subjects

In this post, I will be talking about 4 of my 6 IB subjects. I will be categorising them into 2 groups: ones that provide the most justified knowledge, and ones that provide the least justified knowledge. I have maths in my top two ‘most justified knowledge’ but it is debatable, and I too have mixed… Continue Reading Justified knowledge in my IB subjects

TOK- My first impression/ understanding of it

After this first TOK lesson I know I am in for some brain cracking questions and discussion, which I am definitely looking forward to! My first learning moment took place when the slide with the triangle was pulled up. The questions read “What do these angles add up to?”, I quickly answered “180 degrees!!” which… Continue Reading TOK- My first impression/ understanding of it

Social Inclusion for the Differently Abled — Building a Sustainable Singapore

Why is it that out of a group of 1000 differently abled people, 62% do not feel they are included, accepted, given opportunities to contribute or reach their potential by society? (National Council of Social Service in Singapore) Why does Nazar a 48-year-old who works to clean the supermarket have to be given a job… Continue Reading Social Inclusion for the Differently Abled — Building a Sustainable Singapore

What is the role of emotion in shaping our perspectives?

This is something a friend and I wrote a while back on our Global perspectives blog post. Thought I would put it up here as well. ——— In our recent Global Perspectives lessons, our teacher has put us to the challenge of testing our learning from this year. By combining our knowledge with that of… Continue Reading What is the role of emotion in shaping our perspectives?