theoryofknowledge.net is the world’s most popular online resource for the TOK course. Find free course content, tips on the essay and presentation, and strategies for delivering the course. Our resources have been purchased by clients in over 850 towns and cities in more than 100 countries across the globe. Subscribe to the free monthly newsletter, and build a library of real life situations to help you explore and understand TOK.

 

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Become a member of theoryofknowledge.net and access our rebooted approach to the TOK course for a post-truth, post-textbook age: engaging, authentic, rigorous, and completely up-to-date.
 
The four fully-supported membership options are based around our world-famous TOK newsletter, and our new ‘Big Question’ framework, which will revolutionize not just the way you teach TOK, but the TOK course itself. Find out about membership options by following this link.

I have been teaching TOK for 17 years, and I wanted to let you know that I think the BQ resources I’ve been using so far this year are awesome! By exploring TOK concepts through well-chosen, unique and high-interest real-life situations, my students are engaged in ways they haven’t been before.

Read more of the unsolicited comments we have received about our new approach to TOK from IB Diploma professionals all over the world on our testimonials page.
 
 

A new generation of educational resources

 
Our teaching and learning resources for TOK are based on our different memberships, which offer access to regularly updated lesson packs, the monthly newsletter, and tools to diffuse TOK throughout your school. We’re always on hand for our members, so if you have any questions, or need some guidance, just drop us a line.

Our brilliant and unique monthly newsletter makes TOK relevant and compelling

Reboot the way TOK is delivered at your school with our revolutionary new 8BQ framework

How should TOK be taught? Find out our thoughts within our TOK Blog


 

Diffuse TOK around your school with our 10 Minute TOK Lessons

Knowledge can’t be contained in a textbook. Here’s why we don’t think TOK can either

What marks out a school as a true hub of critical thinking?


 
 

Helping you to explore real life situations

 
The new TOK curriculum puts even more emphasis on the use of real life situations, and relating them to clear knowledge questions, so understanding these two aspects of the course is vital to your success. Watch our introductory video, made in association with Cambridge University Press, to help you gain an understanding of the process.
 
We search through a lot of media sites from around the world for the most TOK-worthy news events and issues that can be used in the TOK classroom. You’ll find some of them below, but for a more extensive selection, consult the relevant section for each WOK and AOK. You can also subscribe to our free or newsletter, and check out our posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Click on the images to access the latest RLSs for TOK

 


 

School workshops that make an impact

theoryofknowledge.net’s creator Michael Dunn offers a range of TOK seminars and workshops for teachers and students. If you want to revolutionise your approach to TOK, find out why you should never teach from textbooks, make TOK engaging, relevant and a good foundation for the assessment tasks (yes, it can be done!), then Michael will help you to achieve this.
 
Find out more about the themes we deal with, and the schools throughout Europe and the UK we have visited, on our seminar and workshop page.


 
 


 

Keep TOK fresh and engaging

The new syllabus places more emphasis on linking TOK concepts to the real world. But finding up-to-date real life situations can be very time consuming. Our unique monthly newsletter does the hard work for you – and gives you a resource you can use in other subjects as well.
 
You’ll receive 20 compelling news stories every month linked to knowledge questions, and with suggestions provided for discussions and further exploration. It is the essential Diploma resource!


 

YKB Education

YKB Education is a new concept in teacher recruitment for international schools. We believe that helping teachers find their ideal role, and supporting schools to improve the experience they offer children, should not be a profit-driven process. So schools can advertise vacancies for free on our site, and teachers can sign up and apply for free to these openings. Find out more on our site.

 
 

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Find out about Michael’s TOK credentials, and his ideas on creating a perfect TOK department

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TOK is a very special course. We explain why we think it needs a different kind of approach

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Why TOK is the best preparation for today’s information-overloaded world


 
 

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.

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Sell your DP teaching resources with us

We believe that the best teaching and learning resources are the ones designed by teachers and learners. So If your lesson plans could be turned into a proper teaching resource, we’d like to help you market them to an annual audience of up to 400,000 international educators and students.
 
Find out more here, and start benefitting from all the hard work you’ve put into creating great classes.

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Guest posts and ideas exchange

 

Why is TOK so special?

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.

The new TOK curriculum

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?

On reality and sugar cubes

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.