Practice Presentations Advice

Tok presentation
Some advice…from Dr Richard van de Lagemaat
Presentation 2014
Individual or group presentation approx 10 minutes per
student up to a max of 3 students & 30 minutes.
 Presentation delivered in language accessible to all class
members (SG, p.55).
 Three advisory meeting permittted (SG, p.56). Teacher may
assist students in choice of topics ‐ or even supply it.
 Each topic (KQ or RLS) should be treated only once in a
particular teaching group (SG, p.57).
 Each topic should advance the aims of the TOK course for
the class as a whole.
 Recommended that presentation takes place towards end
of course (SG, p.55)
Presentation 2014
Presentations should be scheduled to allow time for class discussion
afterwards (SG, p.57).
 “Under no circumstances... should the presentation be simply an essay
read aloud to the class.”
 Some interaction & audience participation are allowed during
presentation, not just in follow‐up discussion.
 Each student in group presentations must be awarded the same grade
(SG p.57). Grades are subject to external moderation.
 If a student make more than one presentation, choose the best one in
which they participated.
 PPD must be given to teacher before presentation (& not handed out
to audience.)
You are not required to record presentations unless asked by IB.
Presentation 2014
• Can pool ideas
Free rider problem
& perspectives
May run out of ideas
• More time ‐
More fragmented
more depth
• More dramatic
Practical problems ‐
meeting etc
More distracting
• Peer pressure
• Less lonely Make sure group can…
Can work well together
Different subject backgrounds
Different cultural backgrounds
Complementary skills
Presentation 2014
RLS: New Japanese history textbooks anger China
Descriptive Why has Japan published new textbooks?
Implicit Should the teaching of history in Japanese schools
more balanced and objective?
Specific What criteria might one use to determine whether
or not history textboooks are biased?
Generic How is it possible to establish the truth about the
Presentation 2014
RLS: You have dozens of digital photos of yourself at a party.
You post the four best ones on facebook and delete the rest.
Descriptive Why are people so obsessed with taking photos of
Implicit How do you decide which photos of yourself to keep
and which to delete?
Specific Do the photos you post on facebook create a misleading
impression of “the real you”?
Generic To what extent is it true that “the camera never lies.”
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Assessment Criteria
Focussed on a well‐formulated knowledge question
 Clearly connected to a specified real‐life situation
 Convincing arguments
 Investigations of different perspectives
Broader significance.
GLOBAL IMPRESSION MARKING aka holistic marking

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