Map is not a territory
7 minute drawing of a map of the world (adapted from E. Dombrowski et al. 2013)
Display a set of different maps. Use the discussion prompts from the Lessons from around the world.
And what if I told you that maps are wrong?
Dombrowski et al. (2013) Theory of Knowledge course companion – p.3-4 Student voices
What does it tell us about knowledge?
Possible themes: map and power, map and simplification, map and knowledge
Defining knowledge, belief, information, fact, theory, truth, law and hypothesis
Personal knowledge and shared knowledge
Personal Knowledge vs. Shared Knowledge for students activity
Evidence and justification
Lesson about Syria by Larry Ferlazzo
Exercise for awareness: facts, feelings, and changing your mind by Theo Dombrowski
Questions or Answers?
A Day at the Park by Siddharth Bhandari
What is the nature of knowledge? What is the progress of knowledge? Is knowledge static or ever-changing?
Standing in the center of the world by E. Dombrowski
Inspired by the speech of Conrad Hughs
What is shown in the painting? Does the reality look the same? What does it say about the knowledge?
TOK and “fake news”: 3 tips, 2 downloads, and 3 resources by E. Dombrowski
“Fake news”: updating TOK critique by E. Dombrowski