8BQ content updates

8BQ content update

 
We’ll be constantly updating and editing the content of the 8BQ, linking lesson plans to new stories, adding materials, and offering a wider range of alternative pathways for you to construct your own explorations of the Big Questions. This page provides an update on the current state of each unit of the resource, and the plans we have for additional lessons and support material. In order to update the resource effectively, we use Google Slides (GS) for our presentations, and Google Docs (GD) for our lesson plans, student handouts, and course management material.


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The 8 Big Question units

 

Introduction to TOK

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. No alternative pathway included, as the introduction to TOK does not involve other possible WOKs & AOKs.


 

BQ1: Reality Check (Sense perception & memory)

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 62 alternative pathway links provided. 11 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Further lessons to be added in Spring 2018.


 

BQ2: Purpose & value (NatSci & IKS)

8 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 39 alternative pathway links provided. 15 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only).


 

BQ3: Connections (reason/emotion & arts/ethics)

9 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 73 alternative pathway links provided. 9 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only).


 

BQ4: Knower/s

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 57 alternative pathway links provided. 8 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only).


 

BQ5: Representing Reality

8 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 46 alternative pathway links provided. 17 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only).


 

BQ6: Perspectives

8 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 37 alternative pathway links provided. 13 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only).


 

BQ7: Development

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 44 alternative pathway links provided. 7 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). 6 further lessons to be added by November 2017.


 

BQ8: Authority figures

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 30 alternative pathway links included. 4 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). 6 further lessons to be added by December 2017.


 

TOK Assessment tasks

4 fully resourced lessons on knowledge questions, using the ‘TOK journal’ as an assessment task to develop skills. 6 fully resourced lessons on the TOK essay, and 6 on the TOK presentation, all with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. GSs.


 

8BQ course management

Rationale, Introductory presentation to TOK (for non-TOK teachers), contents overview, display material.


 

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