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.
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.
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 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.
Key points that students should take into account in the construction of their TOK essay – no matter which title they have chosen.
Navigating various nuances and concepts associated with PT 5, in particular how a divergence of views correlates with areas of knowledge.
The real-world connection between TOK and physics featuring Prof. Justin Khoury, University of Pennsylvania: Under what circumstances can examining the past help guide future discoveries?
Investigating the different nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #2 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
The real-world connection between TOK and mathematics featuring Prof. James R. Brown, University of Toronto: How do we know when something has been mathematically proved and what role does intuition play?
Exploring various nuances and concepts associated with TOK essay prescribed title #1 for May 2020 with specific suggestions for students.
An example of the real-world overlap between TOK and music featuring renowned acoustician and violinmaker Joseph Curtin.
One good way to help students decide which of the May 2020 TOK essay prescribed titles is for them is by contemplating why those titles were chosen to begin with.