Memory as a way of knowing: some resources

In TOK, we’re always on the lookout for fresh resources as we prepare topics and plan to stimulate class discussion.  Sometimes the best sources of ideas turn out to be….our colleagues.  This is no surprise for anyone teaching a subject that, in effect, talks about everyone else’s!  So it will also be no surprise if I draw your attention to posts on this site by my blogging colleague Laura Swash, writing about psychology.  Have a look at her January and ...

We just can’t leave it alone: the past, memory, and history

It seems that we just can’t leave the past alone.  We choose what to deny and what to glorify from the life that we leave behind, as most of our moments drift entirely from our memories.  We reshape the past and impose upon its fuzzy outlines new stories of our own to fit our present interests and purposes.  In TOK, the addition of memory as a way of knowing opens up fascinating questions of knowledge.  Discussion of memory is likely ...