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  • Thank you John. I had just finished personal relations and am just moving on to these lessons and was thinking I had to design them myself - heaven forbid ; )
  • 22 Jan Nicola Williams
    Culture and cognition
    Dear John, Can you consider Cole and Scribner's study to be a quasi-experiment?
  • 22 Jan John Crane
    B. Introduction
    Dear Sania, Yes, this is not a problem. Even in the past, many of my SL students had only one citation. That is all that is necessary.
  • 22 Jan John Crane
    IA menu
    Dear Prya I am not 100% sure I understand what they are doing. What is their hypothesis? If you are not comfortable with their plan, it is always a good idea to send them back to the drawing board.
  • 22 Jan John Crane
    ERQ sample: Enculturation
    Dear Emmanouela It is unclear from the guide whether they would do this or not. The topic is about the effects of culture on behaviour, so technically, they could. If students are prepared this way, then even if it is not specified that...
  • 22 Jan John Crane
    Stigma and mental illness
    Dear Ranjani In the sample answer, the first paragraph talks about the population it was drawn from, the second is about generalizing to another population and the third is generalizing to theory. I would expect all three to be there to get...
  • 22 Jan John Crane
    LP 9: Genetics and sexuality
    Dear Emma Yes, the IB considers mental illnesses "behaviours." Remember that schizophrenia is not one of the disorders that they can write about on paper 2. Be careful that if you teach this to help students learn about genetics, that they...
  • 22 Jan Joel Marlowe
    Hikikomori critical thinking
    There is a story about this on BBC. Not sure if this link will work: /
  • 22 Jan Emma Whittle
    LP 9: Genetics and sexuality
    Dear John, as I will be teaching abnormality next year, is it okay to also teach mental illness for this sub-section of the biological approach. I have taught sexuality as per your lessons, but want to give them the option to do other 'behaviours'....
  • 22 Jan Anna Antaya
    Assessment: Paper 2
    Thank you John! Hallelujah! What an adventure the IB is.
  • 22 Jan Ranjani Ravi
    Stigma and mental illness
    Dear John, For the question 3 on generalization , I notice that the student answers only talk about the extent the results can be generalized to the target population ie. sample to population generalization. Is this enough for 9 marks or do...
  • 22 Jan Angela Chamosfakidis
    Study guide: Hormones
    Thank you John! Have a nice day :)