Welcome to Critical Thinking, a website designed to support 11e students at Ecole Moser in Nyon and Geneva.
Critical Thinking is a series of fortnightly lessons designed to get students thinking and reflecting on their learning.
Taught fortnightly, in English to small groups in Nyon and Geneva, 'Critical Thinking' provides students with a taste of the IB Theory of Knowledge Programme.
Part One, Semester 1 - 6-8 weeks
Knowledge, knowing and knowers.
What is knowledge and how do we know?
Lesson 1 - The knowledge problematic
What is Intelligence?
Lesson 2 - Two minds, two systems
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Lesson 3 – Language
Does language limit what I can know?
Lesson 4 – Perception
How do I know this is not virtual reality?
Lesson 5 – Reason
Why are there no sharks in Lake Geneva?
Lesson 6 – Emotion
Why do I think better with my gut than with my head?
Part Two, Semester 2 - 6-8 weeks
Areas of knowledge.
What is subject knowledge and how and why does it vary?
Lesson 7 - History
What is the difference between history and the past?
Lesson 8 – Human science
Why are humans so difficult to measure?
Lesson 9 – Natural Science
Should you accept what cannot be proven?
Lesson 10 – Arts
Who decides what is beautiful?
Lesson 11 – Maths
Why are numbers so lovable?