TOK Presentation Planning Document
Estimated Timing of Pres 10 minutes
Topic (why is it significant?):
Essential Question: How has technology changed the functioning and role of the senses?
1. What is the real life situation under consideration?
People nowadays are so attached to their phones and are constantly using them, they start to only use their phones instead of their natural senses. People are using and relying on their phones more than ever. A real life situation could be a man on his phone who is totally missing the beautiful scenery around him. This situation relates because it shows how technology is changing the roles of our senses.
2. What is the TOK knowledge issue(s) (questions) that will be the focus of your presentation?
How do cell phones affect our senses?
a. How will you identify the knowledge issue(s)?
The way that cell phones affect the way we perceive and function in society
b. How will you show your personal perspective?
I will show my personal perspective by showing how i have seen in my own family how iphones have affected the way my parents function in society.
c. How will you make connections to other Ways of Knowing or Areas of Knowledge?
By connecting our senses with the ways of knowing and how we know knowledge.
d. How will you examine the knowledge claims and possible counterclaims (i.e different perspectives)? Tip: ask yourself, what would someone who disagrees with the claim say, and what reasons would he give? What about someone from a different culture, age group, religion, class, educational background?
he could say that technology is increasing our functioning and senses by increasing our knowledge.
e. How will you examine the implications of knowledge?
Are our senses changing forever because of technology?
f. If there is bias, how will you examine that? What about assumptions and presuppositions?
Type of Presentation: (list all that will apply)
Items you will need (e.d handouts, costumes, script, projector):
3. Write a summary in note form (like a bulleted list) of the way you plan to deal with the knowledge issues