This year EISP hosted its first Theory of Knowledge exhibition. Each student (from Yr 11) showcased 3 objects, linked to different epistemological questions.
Theory of knowledge is an IB core subject in which students analyse how knowledge is constructed, validated, shared in different fields and themes. The exhibition is a new entry in the course programme. This year the theme covered was the relationship that Knowledge has with technology and with politics.
The students started with questions like 'Why do we seek knowledge?', 'What challenges are raised by the sharing of knowledge?', 'Can new knowledge change established values or beliefs?'.
The idea was then to link 3 objects to the chosen topic and to write a commentary to show how TOK concepts influence the real world. The aim of the exhibition is to allow students to connect TOK to real life and demonstrate how everything around us can be linked to knowledge. Some interesting objects chosen by our students included a lego construction, a horse riding helmet, different books, the documentary 'The Social Dilemma', a painting they created, a scientific article and even a copy of the Ddl Zan Law.