A YouTube channel called Wireless Philosophy has produced some useful videos in the past, and I was pretty excited when I saw this week they were launching a new series called “Theory Of Knowledge.”
I thought that they might be using IB’s Theory of Knowledge course content as a guide – after all, who wouldn’t want to influence thousands of teens across the world?
Alas, I was disappointed – at least by this first video in the series. It does have some relevance to what we teach in TOK, but it appears much less connected to real-life relevance and much more connected to the kind of questions people use in their worst stereotypes of what philosophers think and do. I’m hoping future ones are better.
Check out the video and let me know if you think I’m being too harsh in my judgement:
Here’s a great suggestion from another TOK teacher in response to this post:
— Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo) February 15, 2016