The Theory of Knowledge I & II course examines the basis of understanding that defines our sense of knowledge about the natural world and the role that humans play in it. Students will learn about the basic underpinnings of epistemology and will explore the question, “How de we know what we know?” We will discern types of knowledge and learning, their validity and relevance to the various human disciplines, and how it all works together to create a framework for human understanding. Students will apply skills of dialogue and debate, and they will be asked to defend their ideas in both the verbal and written format. An emphasis on language, effective questioning and essay writing will be prevalent. This course is a precursor to the Senior Project.
- Teacher: Adam Smee