Your Presentation-Do and Don`t

The ToK Presentation: `TK
(ppd)…and some “do’s and
TK/PPD: 5 things you must do
 Complete this carefully. It is a worded version of the
planning flow chart you used for your practice
presentation. It requires you to do 5 things:
1. Describe your real life situation
2. State your central knowledge question (this must
be expressed as a question).
3. Explain the connection between your real life
situation and your knowledge question
TK/PPD: 5 things you must do
4. Outline how you intend to develop your
presentation, with respect to perspectives,
subsidiary knowledge questions, arguments etc.
Responses below can be presented in continuous
prose or as bullet points.
5. Show how your conclusion have significance for
your real life situation and beyond.
Do…and ….don’t with a
little bit of ‘try this’…
DO…What you must do….(please use with master flow chart on the ToK website….
Tip: have
key words
In your
Refer to
Relate to other
Connect with
original rls:
How is
from this
Any personal
Other RLS
Do… + + +
Read/review the notes I have put on the website 
under the tab “Presenatation’.
Introduce your presentation with a brief
overview of what exactly you will present….this is
stylistic and will vary from candidate to
State K.Q. clearly
Present 2 perspectives that are relevant to the
Define key terms as you use them
Follow the flow chart model we have used very
carefully or alternatively use the TK/PPD 5
points to structure your presentation.
Make clear efforts to establish 2 perspectives in
relation to your knowledge question as detailed
in the ToK Presentation flowchart. Follow the
process outlined in the flow chart.
Try to spot generalisations/bias/cultural
differences/fallacies in relation to knowledge that
are relevant to your RLS
Paradigm Shift: is this relevant to your analysis?
Consider the ‘knowledge fallacies’ that may
connect with the RLS
Question the Knowledge (woks) associated with
the RLS.
(Historians know this because…)
Try and use any ‘personal’ applications where
possible. (Have you had a relevant experience in connection
with your research?)
Make a clear conclusion bringing your findings
back to your RLS (what have we learned from your
Make sure your presentation is downloaded
and not reliant on appropriate bandwidth on
the Internet system
In your knowledge question try to input “key
words” e.g. in our tsunami flowchart
presentation the word ‘prediction’ facilitated
the development of two perspectives in
relation to prediction theory. This allow your
investigation of knowledge to be examined
from different perspectives.
Talk to me prior to your Presentation.
Don’t… (- )(-) (-)
 Don’t read from
woks without making
reference to
 Do not make singular
connections between
 And now I am going to
your K.Q. and isolated
do “History”…. And now
WOKS or AOKS without I am going to do “Ethics”
referring to
 List a series of
connections to Aoks and
Try to..!
 Try to mix your application of WOKS and AOKS to
your RLS/KQ
Consider appropriate use of live media (podcasts etc)
to support your investigation
Engage your audience
Look at your audience
Speak slowly and coherently
Point out specific key points that appear on your
Use less words on your slides
too many words loses the connection with the audience)

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