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    • Profile picture
    Apr 04, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definately recommend the course. Mr. Gross is a great teacher, he knows what we have to know and how we have to do it to do well in the class and hopefully receive the IB diploma for the course.

    Course highlights:

    Being a discussion based class, there were many memorable conversations that we analyzed using the terms of Theory of Knowledge such as the ways of knowing and areas of knowing, these are included on what I have learned. I learned how to analyze how the beliefs and knowledge of an individual can affect their reality, how they know things.

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    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    One piece of advise is get at least a general understanding of each way of knowing and most areas of knowledge. Also pay attention to the terms such as the knower's perspective and implications as they will be very useful when IB presentations come!

    • Fall 2015
    • Todd Gross
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Jan 10, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it has helped me become and open-minded student and at the same time question everything I know and make connections between all the IB courses I am taking. This class involves a lot of discussion, and the more that students are willing to share the more interesting the conversations become.

    Course highlights:

    One of the most important highlights has been learning how math, history, and art are all used as a method of learning knowledge. We have investigated those topics in great detail. and it is very interesting to learn and question everything we know in order to come to our own conclusions. You will learn how to create an opinion which you believe in, while involving some ideas from your classmates. After taking this class you will definitely think about knowledge itself, your actions and why people from different places think and behave in certain ways compared to yourself. You will learn to understand each other better instead of judging one another.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would tell the students to become involved in as many discussions as possible because that will make the lessons learned in the class very rewarding. I would also emphasize to other students that keeping up with the papers that you might have to write is very important. In order to get them done while still having a firm opinion over a topic, one should start writing after having the conversations recent in one's mind.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ms. Kus
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Dec 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Theory of Knowledge is a course based on philosophy. The course causes students to think in ways they never have and to question numerous aspects of the way people "know". The course helps students expand their worldview, while also helping students understand the reasoning behind the actions people take, as well as the choices they make.

    Course highlights:

    There is constant discussion in the class. It is always interesting to hear what other students have to say. Students often find themselves deep into conversation.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay open minded. There are times where the class may frustrate or confuse you. There will be times where you find a student with an idea the is completely different than yours, be sure to try and consider their point of view.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ms. Kus
    • Yes
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