TOK Presentation Planning Document #3


Write a summary in note form (like a bulleted list) of the way you plan to deal with the topic.

  • Introduce the Topic and its significance.
  • Create subtitles that go in order and act as titles for the body of my prezi.
  • Add my personal perspective on this topic before the conclusion.
  • Conclude with what I realized.

Estimated Timing of Presentation: 10 minutes 

Resource: http://www.sonic.net/~cr2/emotion.htm

Topic (why is it significant?): Emotion is part of our nature. It gives us awareness of our needs and influences the choices we make. We live everyday with emotions. 

Essential Question: To what extent is emotions shaped by culture?

1.     What is a real life situation under consideration?

A real life situation to consider is how emotion is shaped by our culture in Hawaii today.  

2.     What is the TOK knowledge issue(s) (questions) that will be the focus of your presentation?

  • To what is extent is my definition of emotion the definition that other people would give it? 
  • To what extent are emotions and cultures bounded, or determined, by biological “givens?”
  • To what extent is the role of emotion influential on a culture’s idea of emotion?




a.     How will you identify the knowledge issue(s)?

I plan to identify the knowledge issues by slowly adding it in my prezi as counterclaims. 

b.     How will you show your personal perspective?

I plan to create a personal perspective section in the prezi. I will use examples, and hopefully find interesting pictures to entertain my audience with.

 c.     How will you make connections to other Ways of Knowing or Areas of Knowledge?

Areas of Knowledge:

Mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, ethics…

Areas of Knowledge:

Emotion, reasoning/logic, sense perception, language…

These are the area of knowledge and areas of knowledge listed above. My topic clearly connects to emotion and language. I plan to research how culture influenced emotion, and then make any connections to areas of knowledge.

d.     How will you examine the knowledge claims and possible counterclaims (i.e different perspectives)? Tip: ask yourself, what would someone who disagrees with the claim say, and what reasons would he give? What about someone from a different culture, age group, religion, class, educational background?

I plan to examine the knowledge claims and possible counter claims by researching about the affect of age, religion, class, education, etc. has on emotion, and seeing, for instance, if different age groups influences how emotion is communicated through language. 

e.     How will you examine the implications of knowledge?

I plan to exam the implications of knowledge by researching and using my personal knowledge.


f.      If there is bias, how will you examine that? What about assumptions and presuppositions?

I intend to talk about the different viewpoints, and hopefully I will be able to explain them thoroughly. Looking at the different viewpoints should provide enough balance.

4. Type of Presentation: (list all that will apply)

(All possibilities)

  • Prezi

5. Items you will need (e.g. handouts, costumes, script, projector):

(All possibilities)

  • Laptop
  • Wi-Fi
  • A smart board
  • Projector

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