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Theory of knowledge prescribed titles
November 2011 and May 2012 Instructions to candidates
Your theory of knowledge essay for examination must be submitted to your teacher for authentication. Itmust be written on one of the ten titles (questions) provided below. You may choose any title, but are recommended to consult with your teacher. Your essay will be marked according to the assessmentcriteria published in the Theory of Knowledge guide. Remember to centre your essay on knowledge issues and, where appropriate, refer to other parts of your IB programme and to your experiences as aknower. Always justify your statements and provide relevant examples to illustrate your arguments. Pay attention to the implications of your arguments, and remember to consider what can be said againstthem. If you use external sources, cite them according to a recognized convention. Note that statements in quotations in these titles are not necessarily authentic: they present a real point of view butmay not have been spoken or written by an actual person. It is appropriate to analyse them but it is unnecessary, even unwise, to spend time on researching a context for them. Examiners mark essaysagainst the title as set. Respond to the title exactly as given; do not alter it in any way. Your essay must be between 1200 and 1600 words in length. 1. Knowledge is generated through the interactionof critical and creative thinking. Evaluate this statement in two areas of knowledge. Compare and contrast knowledge which can be expressed in words/symbols with knowledge that cannot be expressed inthis way. Consider CAS and one or more areas of knowledge. Using history and at least one other area of knowledge, examine the claim that it is possible to attain knowledge despite problems of biasand selection. When should we discard explanations that are intuitively appealing? What is it about theories in the human sciences and natural sciences that makes them convincing? ‘It is more...
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