Curriculum: Core - Theory of Knowledge
“The interdisciplinary TOK course is designed to develop a coherent approach to learning that transcends and unifies the academic areas and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives. The theory of knowledge course is in part intended to encourage students to reflect on the huge cultural shifts worldwide around the digital revolution and the information economy. The extent and impact of the changes vary greatly in different parts of the world, but everywhere their implications for knowledge are profound. Theory of knowledge encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself and aims to help young people make sense of that they encounter. Its core content focuses on questions such as the following:
- What counts as knowledge?
- How does it grow?
- What are its limits?
- Who owns knowledge?
- What is the value of knowledge?
- What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge?
From the IB website, www.ibo.org
Assessment of student performance is based on both written work and oral presentation. The student is required to submit an essay of between 1200 and 1600 words based on a title prescribed by the IBO. In addition, the student must make one or more individual and/or small group oral presentations. The work is evaluated by the classroom teacher and externally moderated by the IBO.
TOK Prescribed Essay Titles
|TOK Prescribed titles - May 2018 examination session.pdf|
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