What Is A Knowledge Issue?


Written on October 19, 2011 – 4:10 pm | by Larry Ferlazzo

Review these links on knowledge issues. Please takes notes and respond in the comments section:

1) What is a knowledge issue?

2) What are key ideas to remember when you are trying to write one?

3) Write two or three knowledge issues.

4) Which resource was the best in helping you understand knowledge issues?

Knowledge issues, knowers and knowing

Understanding Knowledge Issues

What is a knowledge issue?

More on Knowledge Issues

How do I formulate my own Knowledge Issues for a presentation?

Knowledge Issues, Knowers and Knowing

Extracting Knowledge Issues

What Are Knowledge Issues?

How do I evaluate/ analyse knowledge issues?

More On Knowledge Issues



  1. 28 Responses to “What Is A Knowledge Issue?”

  2.   By Stephanie Lauj on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    A knowledge issue is a question we have about knowledge itself because of the doubts we might have.
    Key ideas we should try to remember when trying to write one is whether or not the question may create doubt, if it is arguable, or if there can be no exact answer to answer the question without a debate.
    Some knowledge issues are: Is knowledge really knowledge if it is debatable? Can people have different knowledge on the same exact thing? How does knowledge make a difference if we don’t have the need to seek it?
    What is Knowledge was the best in helping me better understand knowledge issues.

  3.   By Cynthia Arriaga on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is “a question concerning knowledge were there are at least two plausable alternatives”.
    2) The key ideas when writing about knowledge would be to check your sources and make sure your right.
    3) A knowledge issue would be that you don’t always know whats a fact and whats not
    4) The resorce that best helped me understand would be; http://ibtokspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-on-knowledge-issues.html

  4.   By Lia Vang on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1)What is a knowledge issue?

    Knowledge issues are questions that involve knowledge. There is two sides to the questions, a yes, or a no.

    2)What are key ideas to remember when you are trying to write one?

    Key ideas to remember when you are trying to write one are that the question is a debatable question. Can the question be doubted? Can it be argued with?

    3)Write two or three knowledge issues.

    “The Vicky Pollard approach of ‘yeah, but no, but’ is not good enough when it comes to analysing knowledge issues!” by Admin
    “Yeah, but no, but” is not a good answer.
    “I don’t know” in this TOK class, “I don’t know” is illegal. Who says “I don’t know” would usually be laughed or be made fun of by Ferlazzo, you should use, “I am not sure, but I think that…” That will make him happy.

    4)Which resource was the best in helping you understand knowledge issues?

    http://theoryofknowledgestudent.com/evaluate-analyse-knowledge-issues

  5.   By Chang Her on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    A knowledge issue is a question or an accusation that directly refer to our understanding of the world, ourselves, and others in search for knowledge that can be valid. The key ideas to remember when we are trying to write our own knowledge issues are considering your senses, perception, language, logic and emotions. Two knowledge issues are is science reliable to prove that global warming is happening? And is emotional that main source for people being abusive? The resource that helped me understand knowledge issues more was http://ibtokspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-on-knowledge-issues.html.

  6.   By Silverio Sanchez on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is a hypothesis concerning knowledge inclining towards two plausible alternatives at the least
    2) The question must be dealt with knowledge, an imaginative sense, and Tok vocabulary
    3) Is a computer’s knowledge with data from throughout the years more adequate to make an important decision than a man with age?
    Can math be considered as the best way to find the scheme of a culprit on his next strike?
    4) Knowledge issues, knowers and knowing helped me more.

  7.   By Nancy Vue on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1. Knowledge issue are questions that concerns about our understanding of the world, in a knowledge way or a question that two sides to it.
    2. Some key ideas that can help us try to write one are; phrasing the questions in terms of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary and concepts.
    3. Do our emotions form first or do our reasons form first? Is our knowledge in language more useful than our knowledge in emotions?
    4. For me the most helpful resource is Knowledge issues, knowers and knowing.

  8.   By shivani singh on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1)A knowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge where there are at least two plausible alternatives

    2)The key is to be skeptical about every little matter that is trying to be argued/proven.

    3)How does religion interact with logic?
    Does mathematics really exist? Hahaha…jk
    (Idk what I’m writing..but don’t copy my # 3.)
    -thanks, Shivani!

    4)google.com

  9.   By Shaneal on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1)A knowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge where there is an ambiguous answer concerned with the usually more than two perspectives.
    2) Comeplexity and thought should be integrated into the question. Simplicity is not to way to go.
    3)Knowing and not knowing O.o
    4)http://mrhoyestokwebsite.com/Presentations/Hints%20&%20Tips/Extracting%20Knowledge%20Issues.htm

  10.   By An Dao on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge where there are at least two plausible alternatives.

    2) Key ideas to remember when I am trying to write one:
    - An open-ended question
    - Explicitly about knowledge
    - Couched in terms of TOK
    vocabulary and concepts1
    - Precise in terms of
    relationships between these
    concepts

    3) Two knowledge issues:
    - In what way does Mr. Ferlazzo have the right to control time?
    - To what extent does life worth iving?

    4) “Knowledge issues, knowers and knowing” was the best resource in helping me understand knowledge issues because it explain everything from root to top.

  11.   By Austin Lorm on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1)A knowledge issue is a question that has to do with two sides of a situation
    2)When you are trying to make a knowledge issue you need to remeber what you are saying a knowledge issue is in your opinion.
    3)To what extent does math help people understand life? How does knowledge improve peoples life?
    4)Knowledge issues, knowers and knowing

  12.   By Jacob on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1 A knowledge issue is an issue or a question for the actions or the reason behind why we do something or why does it exist…
    2 Some key ideas when remembering…
    - questions that are specifically about how and why… something works or influenecs…
    - Open ended questions
    3 some knowledge issues
    - How does our perception, emotions and history influence our images or thoughts about race?
    - With our emotions, and perception, can we truly stop fighting amongst ourselves, to unite the world and look towards the stars?

    4 The best resource was Knowledge issues, knowers

  13.   By VIctor Guido on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    A knowledge issue is a usually a question that makes the person think about the knowledge in the world and whether it is valid or justified in that area.

    Two key ideas to remember when you are writing one is to make sure the answer isn’t a yes or no. You should start the question with to what extent or something that is more TOK

    To what extent does math help to prove our reasoning?
    To what extent does global warming affect our world?
    To what extent can language help if they don’t speak the same language?

    The first website was the best because it had the most information on knowledge issues.

  14.   By Cynthia Arriaga on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Comment Continued:
    2) Examples of knowledge issues would be that Christopher Columbus discoveered America or that everything you read on wikipedia is true.

  15.   By Cameron on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is a question that involves more than 1 answer.
    2) Important things to remember is to that it is not a yes or no question. It is extremely open ended
    3) To what extent does knowledge grow in our lives? How does perception help people learn?
    4)

    More on Knowledge Issues

  16.   By karina unda on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Knowledge issues are questions that involve knowledge, backup and examples of these.
    Key ideas to remember when trying to write a knowledge issue are:
    Can it be argued?
    Is there more than one way to get to an answer, if so why?
    Whether or not the question can be argued from different points of view?
    An example of knowledge issue is:
    Can fantasy be related to reality?
    (In my opinion… it actually looks like im working (: )
    My best resource:
    None,

  17.   By San Saechao on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1) What is a knowledge issue?

    A knowledge issue is a question that requires you to pause and think about the question before answering it.

    2) What are key ideas to remember when you are trying to write one?

    The question has to be broad and general with more than one possible answer.

    3) Write two or three knowledge issues.

    How do we really know what is true or false in this world of illusions?

    4) Which resource was the best in helping you understand knowledge issues?

    http://theoryofknowledgestudent.com/evaluate-analyse-knowledge-issues

  18.   By Brenda M on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1.
    A knowledge issue is an issue concerning knowledge. It can apply to any aspect of knowledge; the issues could reveal how knowledge can be a benefit.

    2.
    Key ideas to remember how to write a KI are: Phrasing questions in terms of TOK concepts and also adding some of our vocabulary. You could also make the question leap away from the original topic. So you could have a debatable question.

    4. All of the links helped me out I didn’t they all had a little information about everything. But “understanding knowledge issues” have more information, to clearly understand what a knowledge issue is.

  19.   By Linda Vang on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1. Knowledge issues are issues that refer to the understanding of the world and is often in the form of a question.

    2. Key ideas to remember when you are trying to write a knowledge issue is that it should be in the form of a question. It needs to be in a specific question and remind yourself of what you know. It should relate to the understanding of the world. The most critical part is that it should consist of two plausible possibilities or two debatable arguments.

    3. Some knowledge issues (examples I made :P )

    If it is stated and established that everyone is beautiful, should appearance be focused on any longer?

    There are two roads to your dream, one is rocky but short, the other one is a smooth road but long. Which road would you choose to reach your dream?

    4. The resources that were the best in helping me understand knowledge issues were

    http://ibtokspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-on-knowledge-issues.html

    http://theoryofknowledgestudent.com/what-is-a-knowledge-issue

  20.   By Lang Thao on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1. A knowledge issue is a quesiont that requires a lot of complex thinking and a steady stane to answer.

    2. Some key ideas to remember when writing a knowledge issue is to make sure you’re aware of the variety and compexityof answers your questions wll recieve.

    3. What is art and what makes it seem like such a good thing instead of a bad thing.

    Is knowledge worth investigating in when we don’t seem to suffer without questioing it?

    4. The third site helped me the best, because I understood it more due to it’s short explanation of a knowledge issue and giving me less pressure to finish.

  21.   By My on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    1)knowledge issue is issue about knowledge
    2)use open-ended questions
    3)what cause deja vu
    who have deja vu
    4)”Understanding Knowledge Issues

  22.   By DaJahna Bailey on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1) A nowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge and the world where there are at least two alternatives.

    2) Key ideas are to make sure its is an open-ended question, and that it is debatable.

    3) In what ways does math help to understand life?
    When dealing with illusins how do we know what is the truth from the false?

    4) Most helpful was Understanding Knowledge Issues

  23.   By Maure3n X!ong. on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is issues dealing with knowledge, i think that knowledge issues are issue dealing with the mind or events in your daily life , but its not the issues dealing with current events nor the real world and for the tok work that you do , dont use your real world events you should be about the issues that surround the question ‘how do we know?’.

    2) Key ideas that helped me to remember while i was trying to write about knowledge issues were using the technique of starting out with the form of a question. It’ll be better if it was a specific question that’ll remind yourself of what you know. It should also relate to your understanding of the world. The most critical part is that it should consist of two debatable arguments or two plausible possibilities.

    3) Two knowledge issues that i’ve thought of were: Why does beuty matter on the appearance or first impression of someone? & To what extent does language matter to people who are not able to see nor hear anything?

    4) The website that helped me find the answers or was very helpful to me was ,
    http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/michaelh/H._Michael/Knowledge_Issues.html

  24.   By Ana Cardoso on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1)A knowledge issue is a question we have about knowledge itself because of the doubts we might have.
    2)Key ideas to remember how to write a KI are: Phrasing questions in terms of TOK concepts and also adding some of our vocabulary. You could also make the question leap away from the original topic. So you could have a debatable question.
    3) How does our perception, emotions and history influence our images or thoughts about race?

  25.   By Edward John Tagaca on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1) What is a knowledge issue?
    A knowledge issue is an arguement concerning if the “knowledge” is a belief or knowledge

    2) What are key ideas to remember when you are trying to write one?
    Well you can remember what would be a good question which is arguable. Writing a knowledge issue is like writing an essay,because you have to have an argument and acounter argument.

    3) Write two or three knowledge issues.
    The color is Raspberry and not Red.
    Am I a Pacific Islander?
    Am I Philipino?

    4) Which resource was the best in helping you understand knowledge issues?
    The best way of getting knowledge is trough all your senses agreeing.

  26.   By kathy on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1. Knowledge issues are reffered to having questions about the things that you are having a hard time to understand its context.
    2.When you are trying to write knowledge issues try to be aware of what your writing and make your text understandable for others to answer.
    3.Why do we have to learn a foreign language?
    What is the purpose of having a teacher to control your life when you have your parents?
    4.”What is a knowledge issues?”

  27.   By Kajol Sharma on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1. Knowledge issue is a question you have about your own knowledge on something.
    2. They way you word your question is very important, you must give it complete thought.
    3. Knowledge issues, knowers, and knowing was the most helpful, it had the most information.
    4. To what extent does language help us communicate?
    How can we be sure if what we learn is true?

  28.   By Alejandro Sosa on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    1) A knowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge where there are at least two plausible alternatives.

    2) Key Ideas on how to write a knowledge issue is to make sure your question is arguable. Being able to mark down data.

    3)-”Is it justifiable for one culture to impose its own values on standards on another?”
    -”How do we measure knowledge?”

    4)- http://theoryofknowledgestudent.com/what-is-a-knowledge-issue
    -http://mrhoyestokwebsite.com/Presentations/Hints%20&%20Tips/Example%20Knowledge%20Issues.htm

  29.   By Rich Xiong on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    1)Knowledge issue is issue about knowledge. Also a knowledge issue is a question concerning knowledge where there are at least two plausible alternatives.

    2)Some key are to remember why and what you’re trying to write about.

    3)People often believe what they hear, but it isn’t always true. Seeing something isn’t always what it seems. Those two are often knowledge issues.

    4)My Theory of knowledge book was the most helpful one for me.

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