Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Art and Context

A few questions...

Is art universal in meaning? Should it be?
Do you need to have an understanding of the culture from which the art has grown to understand the art?
Is it necessary to know the historical context?
Does the creation of universal art devalue cultural art, or vice versa?

Sierra Tamkun
Poudre High School
Colorado, USA

Sunday, November 11, 2007


In my English class we are currently talking about existentialism in relation to Albert Camus's novel, L'Etranger. We have touched upon four "forms" of existentialism, Theistic, Atheistic, Absudist, and Nihilist.
In relation to the four I pose the following:
You are an existentialist of one of the above four types. Justify a knowledge claim in relation to that mode of thought.

Wolf Songhurst
Poudre High School, USA

Thursday, November 8, 2007

First Question for the Blog...

Can non-native speakers ever really understand another language?
How much is really lost in translation?

Mrs. Holloway
Beijing City International School

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Welcome to all of the students that are diving into our experiment...
a blog allowing students in TOK from various schools in the following countries to think, speak and learn through, and with, one another.

United Kingdom
United States

Help us build a educational community much bigger than the one we participate in on a daily basis.

Welcome and Enjoy.

TOK Teacher
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, CO USA