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Key areas of theory of knowledge
TOK is divided up into ways of knowing and areas of knowledge. Within each of these 16 sections, you’re expected to identify and explore knowledge questions. Finally, at the end of your two years, you’ll write an essay, and deliver a presentation on what you’ve learnt. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
The CUP poetry competition
Cambridge University Press has asked us to help them tell the world about an exciting poetry competition this summer. If you’re a student outside the UK, and you’d like to win an iPad Mini or £100 worth of Amazon vouchers, then send them a poem beginning with the two words I remember…
Find out more information about the competition here, as well as news about how CUP is helping IB Diploma students and educators in other subject areas.
Helping you to identify and explore knowledge questions
Understanding how to identify and develop knowledge questions is the most important part of theory of knowledge, so we’ve included hundreds of examples on the site for all the areas of knowledge and ways of knowing. Some of the most important are listed below: click on the image to take you there
Latest real life situations
It’s vital to draw on up-to-date and engaging real life situations in your TOK essay and TOK presentation to properly explore knowledge questions. For a more extensive selection of RLSs and KQs, go to our new real life situation page.
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Cambridge University Press
CUP is the oldest publishing house in the world. Check out their website for a wide range of free IB Diploma resources for both teachers and students, and find out more about their poetry competition, which gives you the chance to win an iPad Mini.
The Day is a brilliant website for schools that believe that current affairs should be an integral element of education. We’re working with them on a variety of projects, and have just written a guest blog explaining how TOK provides key skills for students in this world of information overload.
Mobiloud is one of London’s most exciting app development companies, providing the means for publishers, bloggers or anyone with a WordPress site to design beautiful native iOS and Android apps in a few minutes, without coding. They are working with us to develop the world’s first app for theory of knowledge, which will be available very soon.
Teacherhorizons is a free website where teachers can explore opportunities overseas and connect with schools around the world. If you would like to develop your skills and experience overseas and join a rapidly growing community of 25,000 teachers, check out their site, or watch their video.
How to use TOK to get into university
University and college application requirements are now more demanding than ever. But as a TOK student, the skills and knowledge that you have built up during the course are a huge asset in selling yourself.
We provide a few thoughts on how you can make the most your TOK training as you apply to universities, including ways to impress college admissions officers with your critical thinking, familiarity with autonomous learning, and awareness that your perspective is just one of many out there in the world.
Guest articles and posts
The Day is a brilliant website that is used by hundreds of schools throughout the world to bring current affairs into the classroom. They asked us to write them a guest post on how TOK equips students with such vital skills in today’s world of information overload. Read our thoughts here.
Alongside Richard van de Lagemaat and other noted TOK writers and specialists, we provided Larry Ferlazzo with some of our thoughts on the new TOK curriculum. Do you agree the changes are positive ones?
The paradigm-busting science guru Andy Fletcher has written an exclusive guest page for us, on the way in which your perception of reality is far from matching up to the actual reality. Find out how illusions form the basis of how we view the universe, and the way to fit every human being on earth into a sugar cube.