Academic year 2011-2012
Mathematics - go to Mathematics

Ethics
Ethics




Week 30/5/11 - 3/6/11
Secondary Assessment Week


We have been working on The Presentation
This will be on 9th June. Read over your criteria. Know it!


22/3/11
We'll continue by discussing your experiment. We'll look at statistics and how they can be misleading.

18/3/11

15/3/11
What are human sciences?
Is it a blink or wink?


11/3/11
My kid could paint that - finish and discuss
Were Marla's paintings "art"?
Where does Marla fit in the nature vs nurture debate?


4/3/11 and 8/3/11
My kid could paint that
http://www.marlaolmstead.com/

Did Marla paint the paintings? Are the paintings art? If they are art, does it matter who painted them?

1/3/11
What are the knowledge issues in art?

Homework due 11/3/11
Plato (428-348 BCE) believed that art weakens our ability to lead rational lives.
In 800 words, discuss this with reference to art and reason. Is Plato correct?
22/2/11
Continuing on from What is art, what is art 2?

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18/2/11
What is art?

Is this art? Why or why not?
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Tracy Emin's bed Damian Hirst Diamond Skull

[Damian Hirst has a show in Hong KongDamien Hirst Forgotten Promises January 18 - March 19, 2011
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Photograph "The Golden Haired Lass" by Oscar Marzaroli
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Le smoking (the clothes) by Yves St. Laurent



Sachiko Kodama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5Zzm2TXh4

Muriel Gray and Iain Clark - the artist and the sitter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1_A4_ZV9s4

Sister Wendy on responding to art - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjFVRXjrjAE&feature=bf_next&list=PLCEF6729025DD35C9&index=5

Vocabulary you used in talking about art

create;special feeling;5 senses;unique;decorative;design;showing-off;sends a message;expresses feeling;impact;emotion;mood;impression;culturally beautiful;underlying theme;sound+vision=more solid emotion

15/2/11
We had a round up day - a little bit of reason (level 2 of the game cards), emotional quiz, language used in the real hustle.
The real hustle: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfg1K6gy4XY


11/2/11
We finished off Reason with the fallacies game.
Homework due Friday 18/2/11

Just seen on TV on a programme about berries and improved memory:
We live in bear country.
Berries are good for memory.
Bears eat berries.
I've never seen a bear with a bad memory.
Valid argument? What kind of argument is this?

8/2/11


18/1/11
Inductive reasoning

12/1/11 and 14/1/11
Reason



7/1/11
How evolution has failed

Let's visit the Creation Museum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TME30pPBw58

The Atlas of Creation article

Richard Dawkins on the Atlas of Creation

Ricky Gervais on creationism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu-TndzNraI

4/1/11
Intelligent Design
Is this a new theory?

weeks commencing 6/12/10 and 13/12/10
You will present. Remember to check the assessment rubric.

Here are some notes on the Theory of Evolution:


week commencing 29 November - ASSESSMENT WEEK
no TOK class
Here is a recent article on reason and emotion:
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23/11/10 and 25/11/10
We will work on your presentations. You must make sure you know the assessment criteria and that you have a news article.

19/11/10
The Theory of Evolution
You will need to bring a science textbook to class.

1. What's the difference between a guess, a hypothesis, a law and a theory?
Look in your science textbook and find an example of each.

2. What is knowing? (2 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05WS0WN7zMQ

3. What is evolution? (1.5 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRlFsYmkeY

4. The theory of evolution (10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w57_P9DZJ4&playnext=1&list=PL12BAA88B8A3C1898&index=1

5. What is the difference between fact and opinion?

6. Who do we trust? The man in the white coat? Who is the authority?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXr2kF0zEgI

Who is right? What ways of knowing can you see here? Which is stronger in creating our knowledge?



16/11/10
Because we reviewed the perception essays and the presentation, we didn't get as far as I thought on Friday. So we'll begin at 2 and carry on.


12/11/10
We are going to begin our series of lessons on science. The background reading is chapter 8 of Mr van de Lagemaat's book.

1. We discussed what was science and the scientific method. Check the order on this slide - is it correct?

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2.What exactly is scientific method?
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3. Scientific method activity

4.Is science just finding out what nature is?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL0SB4JkXzY

5. Experiment
We'll experiment with spaghetti as per Prof Feynman