Helping yourself to a prawn off your boss’s plate

Having recently started teaching Theory of Knowledge for the first time this academic year, the links between Language A and TOK are even clearer. Recently while working through the language way of knowing, the class of year 1 diploma students and I watched RSA Animate’s 2011 video essay ‘Language as a window into human nature’ with “renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker”. In it, he details a useful way of students could categorise verbal communication. Quoting anthropologist Alan Fiske, there are ...