The New York Times just published a fascinating story about how The Dalai Lama hired the psychologist who advised the creators of the “Inside Out” movie to develop a non-religious website designed to help people explore their emotions. Apparently, the research the psychologist did for the site led to the five emotions featured in the film.
As I’ve mentioned before, Inside Out is indeed a great film for International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge classes. In fact, I’ve been out sick most of this week (I’m recovered now) and have had my TOK classes watch it in my absence and write about connections they can make to what we’ve learned about Emotion.
The Atlas of Emotions looks like intriguing, and well-designed, site. At this point, though, other than having student spend a few minutes exploring it after watching the movie, I can’t think of any specific ways it would be useful in TOK. I’d love to hear other suggestions, though….
After first soliciting the reader’s general feelings about the police, the interactive shows several staged police encounters from different cameras and angles – asking you to judge what you think you saw. Then, those judgments are compared to other what others said and their feelings about the police.
As regular readers know, in addition to teaching various classes to English Language Learners and to mainstream ninth-graders, I teach the International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge course. I also regularly share TOK resources here on the blog, and I think it’s pretty popular among TOK teachers around the world.
This post is my regular “quarterly reminder” that, in addition, I accumulate links to articles and resources on the Delicious bookmarking site, and now have over 2,500 categorized into the all the TOK “Ways of Knowing” and “Areas of Knowledge.” I typically add about twenty or so new ones each month.