Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma: Themes, Skills and Assessment by Wendy HeydornDecoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma: Themes, Skills and Assessment by Wendy Heydorn

Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma: Themes, Skills and Assessment

byWendy Heydorn, Susan Jesudason

Paperback | September 30, 2013

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Written by experienced practitioners, resources for Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma offer comprehensive coverage of and support for the new subject guide. Decoding Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is an accessible new resource that explores Areas of Knowledge, Ways of Knowing, Personal and Shared Knowledge, the Knowledge Framework and Knowledge Questions. Written in succinct and clear language, this engaging book decodes ToK concepts and helps students develop their critical thinking skills. The book offers extensive support on the new assessment criteria for the essay and presentation. Features include explanation of key concepts to consolidate knowledge and understanding; real-life situations to engage students; practical activities to develop students' thinking, writing and presentation skills; and top tips to provide further guidance and advice.
Title:Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma: Themes, Skills and AssessmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.31 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1107628423

ISBN - 13:9781107628427

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A new full colour edition of Cambridge Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma with revised and updated information: New case studies are to be added at the end of some of the chapters in part 3: Statistics (mathematics): How big is that? Key concepts: Average, Correlation and Probability The three common erros: conjunction erro, Base Rate Neglect and Vividness Effect Chance and Randomness Risk Assessment Biology (Natural Sciences) Biology and the Scientific Method Darwin and Darwinism The Creationism Controversy Evolutionary Thinking Economics (Human Sciences) Homo Economicus Economics as a Science Knowledge: the Ultimate Resource Literature (Arts) Why Study Literature? Three Key Skills: Linguistic, Imaginative and Critical Evaluating Literature Literature and Knowledge: The Paradox of Fiction Empathy and Values Two new chapters are planned for: • Politics Human Rights The State, Freedom and Equality The Nature and Limits of Democracy Ideology and Utopia • Assessment Essays Presentation of research Closely linked to new title (proposal January 2009) written by Ric Sims on Theory of Knowledge Essays and Assessment with student's CD-ROM to accompany the book, containing assessment support in the form of exemplar essays with examiner comments and exemplar presentations (video clips) and examiner commentaries.