TOK In Action: historian of religion Nile Green, UCLA, describes the profound disconnect he experienced between what he had read about Sufism and what he personally encountered when he began to visit Sufi shrines.
A real-world example of the overlap between TOK and computer science featuring quantum computer pioneer Prof. Artur Ekert, University of Oxford & National University of Singapore.
Neuroscientist Jennifer Groh, Duke University, describes a real-world example of how technology can be used to provide evidence for theories in the natural sciences.
Research ideas following studies that have been done in psychology of the effects of ADHD medication on non-ADHD subjects featuring Prof. Stephen Hinshaw, UC Berkeley.
TOK Sampler Knowledge and Politics features Prof. Brian Epstein, Tuft University, examining how observation of political behaviour might be able to invalidate our political models.
Get a preview of Ideas Roadshow’s new TOK Sampler called Knowledge & Language which has been created to support one of the new optional themes featuring linguist Prof. Carol Padden, UC San Diego.
A real-world example of the relevance of TOK-related thinking in biology and economics featuring Prof. Frans de Waal, Emory University.
Learn about one of the new optional themes by watching an excerpt from Ideas Roadshow’s new TOK Sampler ‘Knowledge & Indigenous Societies’ featuring Carol Dweck, Stanford University.
Carol Dweck describes why our appreciation of the key distinction between a growth and fixed mindset needs to be presented in a way that specifically resonates with particular cultural values.
The real-world relevance of theory of knowledge principles in today’s pandemic highlighted by an insightful article by epidemiologist Dr John Ioannidis, Stanford University.
Guest author Alethea Bleyberg, member of the EE curriculum review team, shares her thoughts on the role of reflection in the EE process.
In Part 2 of The Map as Metaphor, guest author Daryl Hitchcock extends maps as a metaphor to the different Areas of Knowledge.
Guest author Daryl Hitchcock, TOK Department Chair at Leysin American School, provides us with a detailed account on how a map can be used as a helpful metaphor for examining knowledge in TOK.
Renowned scientist and author Freeman Dyson’s insightful reflections on how underlying economic motivations often drive scientific inquiry provide lots of great ideas for a great extended essay in economics, geography, ESS, and more.
Ideas Roadshow’s first live online TOK event focuses on the upcoming changes to the TOK curriculum and the origins of TOK.
Integrating TOK in history featuring Prof. David Cannadine, Princeton University. In what ways does historical knowledge progress?
UC San Diego linguist Carol Padden reflects on the impact our modern technological era is having on linguistic diversity around the world.
Three more key points that students should take into account in the construction of their TOK essay – no matter which title they have chosen.
How does contact with other cultures change our own? TOK integration in World Religions featuring the enlightening research done by Prof. David Hollinger, UC Berkeley.
Research ideas related to Prof. Andy Hoffman’s description of concrete measures needed to reinvent our current power grids to make them more efficient and environmentally-friendly.