Congratulations to Mr. Minaker on the tremendous achievement of completing his thesis! The students in the Class of 2021 would like to thank him for taking time to share his expertise and enrich our learning community.
In the IB Theory of Knowledge class, students explore what it means to produce, share, and acquire knowledge in different disciplines. On Thursday, special guest and secondary school music teacher at ACST, Drew Minaker, visited the class to discuss his recently completed thesis in ethnomusicology on the traditional Tunisian music called malouf. Students posed thoughtful questions to Mr. Minaker on the process of researching and writing his thesis, which makes use of interdisciplinary methodologies from both the human sciences and the arts. Mr. Minaker then led a lively discussion based around the question: Is artistic knowledge something that cannot be expressed any other way?