smartibapp
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Thu Feb 9,2017 01:13 PM

with betsy devos confirmed as US education secretery, I came across something really interesting in the news: https://rjscorner.net/2016/02/09/texas-gop-declares-no-more-teaching-of-critical-thinking-skills-in-texas-public-schools/

this is like the opposite of what TOK teaches you. You can make a really interesting presentation about this, a very high scoring one. think about what this means for IB schools in texas?
EfeBilgin
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Fri Feb 10,2017 11:08 AM

What sort of themes/ topics can be discussed under this issue?
EfeBilgin
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Fri Feb 10,2017 03:55 PM

@smartibapp
smartibapp
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Fri Feb 10,2017 04:06 PM

well thats the beauty of it, the RLS would be something like 'texas republican platform is discouraging students from critical thinking' and because thats so broad, you can literally bring in almost any KI (should studenst be taught to think critically) or WOK (how do students normally know) or AOK (any subject on the texas school syllabus). if you basically conclude by saying TOK, and IB in general teaches students how to think critically and bla bla, you can really get a near perfect presentation here
EfeBilgin
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Sat Feb 11,2017 03:31 AM

Thank you for your constructive feedback @smartibapp . Btw, I'm still in year 12 atm and havnt been informed about the TOK essay that we have to write up over the summer break (yet). Might be good to start planning that soon as well? Is this the sort of ideology that is expected from our analysis in our essays?
smartibapp
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Sun Feb 12,2017 02:23 AM

the essays are really hit or miss. keep in mind it will be internally assesed, so the strategy should always be write to impress the teacher. whatever they are interested in, write about that
EfeBilgin
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Sun Feb 12,2017 11:23 AM

That's a great strategy to be honest. Thank you so much !

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