THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

 

Description of Course

The Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course is the cornerstone of the IB Diploma Programme.  The focus of the course is to help students to critically think about knowledge itself.  The student becomes the knower by asking core questions such as:

 What counts as knowledge?

 How does knowledge grow?

 What are the limits of knowledge?

 Who owns knowledge?

 What is the value of knowledge?

 What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge?

 

Assessment

 

The assessment of ToK comprises of two components:

 Part 1 - External Assessment (40 points)

An essay is to be completed on a prescribed title provided by the IBO for each examination session.  The essay should be 1200-1600 words in length.

 

 Part 2 - Internal Assessment (20 points)

A presentation is to be conducted to the class.  In addition, a written presentation planning document and presentation marking form provided by the ToK teacher will also be completed.  Each presentation should be approximately 10 minutes per student.

 

 Theory of Knowledge Presentation

 

 

The following documents will help guide IB students in preparing for the Theory of Knowledge presentation:

Academic_Honesty.pdf

ToK Guide.pdf

Understanding Knowledge Issues.pdf

TOK Presentation Structure.pdf

TOK Presentation Structure Blank.pdf 

TOK May 2014 Titles.pdf