Developing Understanding

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TOK Samplers explicitly demonstrate TOK concepts from the front lines of research and are inherently interdisciplinary, featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines. All TOK Samplers are part of Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal.

Developing Understanding relates a series of expert insights on the nature of knowledge and techniques for attaining it. Each expert clip is roughly a minute in length and is paused briefly to highlight a sample knowledge question related to the material.

Featuring the following eminent researchers:

  • David Armitage, Historian, Harvard University
  • Tony Leggett, Physicist, University of Illinois
  • Nita Farahany, Professor of Law, Duke University
  • Barbara Fredrickson, Psychologist, UNC Chapel Hill
  • David Cannadine, Historian, Princeton University
  • Scott Tremaine, Astrophysicist, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Maria Mavroudi, Historian, UC Berkeley


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