posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 05:35 PM
In the US there are many schools involving in the Internationale Baccularete program, I joined this program ever since 6th grade and the true studying
happens in eleventh and twelveth grade. Right now i'm getting hit pretty hard by the amount of work in eleventh grade and we do not have an elective
class which is now replaced by a Theory of Knowledge class.
Technically the Theory of Knowledge is a philosophy called Epistemology.
I was totally baffled by what the teacher told us it is about, he bascally said that the basic objective of the course was to learn:
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW?
The first question he asked us was "How do you know that you're a boy or a girl?" I responded "well, we have a conscience and senses" he said
"but how do you know that?"
People, if you had ever taken this course or anything like it, please tell me that this nonsense is not going to go on forever.
I do not see the whole point of this kind of education, maybe i should question him how does he know what he knows, or say that we are human being and
advanced organisms compared to others intellectually.
Also, it seems to be that all of the special programs tend to be in the economically unprepared areas. Do the schools always have a special program to
increase the school's grade just because it is low? Or is it because of underfunding from the state? I live in Florida (and yes, I find the school
system extremely uneconomical).