Today I learned quite a lot about sense perception. I feel like it was a really productive class period for me, and I was able to come up with a lot of tentative quiz questions regarding this chapter. I really had no idea that our five senses played such an important role as a source of knowledge for us. I also didn’t know that many people believe that there are some other senses that we may have as well. I think perception is super important, and our environment plays such a large role in the perceptions we make towards things around us in life. I also learned about what fallibility meant.
Today we took a quiz over sense perception and I scored an 8/10 on it. I was really quite surprised with how much I actually knew and had retained from just listening during class lectures. My group and I began to brainstorm and plan different ideas for our presentation to earn our badge. I came up with this idea where we do a hands on presentation regarding how much we rely on sight and smell the most to gain knowledge and experience new things. I thought, that we could have different items in a closed box and make each person in the class touch the items and try to guess what they are without actually getting to see them. They must only rely on their touch. Another idea I had, was each person gets blindfolded and must taste an apple or a potato with their nose and eyes closed, and see if they can detect a difference. I think this could be a really interesting and fun hands on activity that we would then relate back to sense perception and ways of knowing.
Today we will need to focus on how we are going to go about our presentation and activity. The gathering of the objects that we are going to use for our hands on activity will need to be done outside of class. We will bring them in on the presentation day. I think that today we need to focus on making our presentation and connecting our activity to what we are actually learning. Real world examples and possibly using TOK terms will help us with our presentation. The presentation we make will tie together our activity and how sight, touch, and taste all inn our opinion are the most valuable senses we can use to gather information.
Today I learned more about how to formulate a good smaller more concise question from a bigger more broad question. I accomplished quite a lot with my group today and really determined all the details necessary to complete this presentation. We stayed on task and figured out everything. We definitely are prepared for Wednesday. In order to finish we just need to make sure that everyone brings their assigned items and the other items like blindfolds and containers to put the items in.