“Rooted in knowledge, reaching for the sky.”
The Cognosco Exhibition, inspired by the principles of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), emerged as a captivating display of intellectual exploration and the pursuit of knowledge. This highly anticipated event invited visitors to embark on a thought-provoking journey through the realms of understanding, delving into the intricate relationship between the knower and the process of assimilating knowledge. TOK, a core component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, encourages individuals to critically examine the nature of knowledge and explore different ways of knowing, making it an integral part of the exhibition’s thematic essence.
Central to the exhibition were 35 carefully curated prompts, each serving as a gateway to fascinating areas of knowledge. Ranging from the natural sciences to the humanities, from mathematics to philosophy, these prompts offered students the opportunity to delve deep into their chosen areas of exploration and present their insights with remarkable depth and clarity.
The exhibition, organized by the students of IBDP 2, was a testament to their intellectual prowess and organizational skills under the supervision of Ms Deepti Sashikumar and Ms Niharika Mehta.
The event started with the Principal, Mr Prakash Nair, cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Each student’s exhibition booth showcased three carefully selected objects that served as a powerful lens to explore their chosen prompt. These objects, representative of both the ordinary and the unique, offered intriguing insights when viewed through the lens of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Through the process of personal and shared knowledge construction, these seemingly ordinary objects took on new significance and became gateways to deeper understanding. By presenting these unique objects alongside the ordinary, the exhibition underscored the diverse pathways through which knowledge is constructed and expanded the understanding of the complex interplay between personal and shared knowledge. The juxtaposition of objects allowed for a multi-dimensional exploration of the chosen prompts, exemplifying the rich tapestry of knowledge and the ways in which different lenses can deepen insights and broaden perspectives.
Authors– Daniel Robinson, Grade 10 and Harshavardhan Reddy, Grade IBDP2