Regular readers know that one of the classes I teach is “Theory of Knowledge.” Our school is part of the International Baccalaureate program, and TOK is one of the IB classes.
I’ve written about some of the lessons I’ve done, and also how I’ve adapted them for use in my other classes.
The New York Times has run a good article on the IB program today titled International Program Catches On in U.S. Schools. What I’m most excited about, though, is that the article contains a link to a website run by opponents of the program (they have many objections, including believing that it’s too closely aligned with the United Nations). Some opponents have left comments on my previous posts that you can read (and which I shared with my students).
I think that site is a great source of material for a lesson or two — not as a focus of ridicule, but as a resource for students to investigate and come to their own conclusions.