Bonus. Fifteen in one! You may have most of these resources already – my Theory of Knowledge overviews, guides to critical thinking, and classroom activities. But I’m in the throes of getting myself organized (yes, oh yes!) on a shiny new laptop, and I thought you might find it handy if I shared in one place the list I’ve just pulled together. Help yourself. I hope that something here will prove useful to you for your own thinking about TOK.
Most of my posts don’t contain formatted downloadable lessons, of course. So I’ll start with my most recent annual collections of diverse offerings – suggestions, lesson ideas, and commentary on contemporary situations and research that characterize this TOK blog on knowledge across the year.
Next are reflections on teaching the Theory of Knowledge course that I love. “Eileen’s advice to New TOK Teachers” is now three years old, but I offer it still to new teachers in hopes that they may find the pleasure in the course that I’ve found myself.
Next are overviews. A couple are graphic overviews of the course itself, and the others are generic guides to being critically aware in face of all the knowledge claims that surround us.
Last are classroom lessons, some of them the recent ones with cartoons by my husband Theo. They’re self-sufficient to use as class handouts, but you’ll find ideas on using them in the blog posts from which I’m presently extracting them.
Dombrowski_ARGUMENT_FALLACIES (The background analysis useful for this one is in my blog post “Biases, fallacies, argument: Would you argue with a T-Rex?” April 9, 2018.)
All of these resources complement the core OUP book Theory of Knowledge (2013) that I wrote with my TOK colleagues and dear friends Lena Rotenberg and Mimi Bick.
As I tidy my files and move my consciousness to a new laptop, I confess that I do have an immense pang of guilt. My old one has been so reliable, worked so hard for me, and introduced me to so much interest and pleasure out there on the web. Its keyboard which my fingertips have touched daily for nine years now has many of its letters worn off and it’s grimy with neglect. I’m feeling downright unfaithful as I transfer my affections to a new laptop that’s slimmer, smarter, and faster. I wouldn’t like to be treated in this way myself! But leave it I will. And, with thanks, I’ll take its memory.