“But then I checked the facts… “

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Today, it’s time to lighten up – with a TOK cartoon, and a smile. In recent months, we’ve been heavy on a cluster of inter-connected topics: confirmation bias, fake news (variously defined), fact-checking, “pushback” to opposing views, and class activities for self-awareness of cognitive resistance to changing our minds. But today – as May exams descend on IB students and teachers of the Northern Hemisphere – today we pull these threads together in way that should tax nobody’s mind!

Getting the facts, changing your mind

 

Best wishes from Theo and me for a fine month of May! – Eileen

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