Examples of ToK Presentation Titles & KQ’s

If you get the title & KQ of your ToK presentation correct then the rest of the presentation is so much easier. Identifying an appropriate RLS which allows for a good KQ to be written is the foundation of the presentation. It is very difficult to give a good presentation without a strong KQ.

In the list below I’ve adapted some KQ’s from ToK Guide Knowledge Frameworks, and then identified associated RLS (I know that this is ‘the wrong way round’, but getting the KQ right is so important). Reading the ToK Guide section on Knowledge Frameworks will really help any student to either give a good presentation, or to write a good essay.

You can get more presentation help at some of the links below. However, your most important source of help is your ToK Teacher.

Presentation – Title suggestions.
The following are examples of the types of titles which tend to work in ToK presentations, they are focussed around knowledge questions, and have sufficient relativity to allow for nuanced development.

RLS: Accusations of plagiarism in Rachel Dolezal’s artwork.
KQ: How do personal and shared knowledge interact in processes of artistic creation ?

RLS: Ideological arguments regarding historical analyses of the causes of the First World War.
KQ: What are the potential biases when we regard history as a series of human actions ?

RLS: The growth of Black Friday Christmas Shopping Sales.
KQ: How do personal knowledge and shared knowledge interact in the construction of the economic actor ?

RLS: The apparent increasing narcissism of humans (e.g. rise in body dysmorphic disorder, taking selfies, eating disorders etc).
KQ: How can we increase objectivity in human sciences when we are studying ourselves ?

RLS: Scientists claim that they observed particles travelling faster than the speed of light.
KQ: How do subjective human motivations influence apparently objective scientific measures ?

RLS: Scientists claim that they have statistical evidence for racial differences in intelligence.
KQ: Should ethical consideration be taken when designing scientific research ?
KQ: Does avoidance of confirmation bias lead to disregarding Popper’s Black Swan ?

RLS: A psychologist joined an end of the world cult.
KQ: To what extent can we observe, and understand,phenomena without influencing the object of study ?

RLS: Priests and Clergy who don’t believe in God.
KQ: What type of evidence would convince you that God does not exist ?

RLS: Factory closes and local economy collapses.
KQ: How can we develop frameworks to judge long term good over short term loss ?

RLS: Hormones are the basis of love and attraction.
KQ:  Does looking for causes in human sciences necessarily reduce the free will of the individual ?

More Presentation Advice & Help:

Developing KQ’s in your presentation.
Where do I start with my ToK Presentation ?
The Really Easy Guide to Knowledge Questions


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