AN ORIGINAL PODCAST FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND OTHER CURIOUS PEOPLE
As a TOK Teacher, I always tell students not to use "TOK Help Sites" to help them write the essay. But is this not a TOK Help site? Well, it is not. I want to make it clear that I do not think these podcasts will help you with the actual content of your essay or exhibition, but I do hope that they get you thinking.
We have created these podcasts to prompt you to delve deeper into each title. They are not exhaustive, nor are they “correct.” Rather than using these to write your essay, use them to challenge or prompt your own thinking!
A word then about academic honesty:
When writing your TOK Essay, the reader must be able to distinguish clearly between your words/work and the words/work of others.
Therefore, as you listen to the Essay or Exhibition Podcasts, I would not recommend "taking notes" on what is said, but rather take notes on your own ideas that come from listening. What examples come to your mind? What questions does it prompt you to ask? Where do you disagree with us?
In regards then to AI...
Just as you would not copy and paste from another source, you should also not copy and paste from AI. For example, if you use a chatbot to generate ideas or find examples, you’ll need to cite it. If you use Bard to rephrase your ideas, you’ll need to cite that entire section of text.
Yes this may cause a reader to lose faith in quality of your work. Therefore, we do not recommend using AI in any part of the TOK Essay process.