TOK is the lynchpin of the entire Diploma Programme, the one course that truly separates it from every other high school curriculum and the one with the greatest potential to truly change a student’s life.
A detailed interpretation of TOK prescribed title 6, including the question whether or not biases might sometimes serve a positive role in the knowledge process
Exploring how PT3 maintains that the most useful aspect of the categorization scheme of developing distinct “areas of knowledge” lies in its potential of combining them.
TOK Essay PT3 and the implications of the subjective aspects of the acts of “concealment” and “revelation” that lie at the heart of the claim.
A detailed interpretation of TOK prescribed title 3 while highlighting helpful ideas for the structure and related resources for a successful TOK essay.
Exploring vital nuances and identifying key concepts associated with TOK prescribed title 2 while highlighting different aspects of the notion of “progress” associated with any given change.
Unpacking TOK prescribed title 1 by identifying key concepts and nuances while highlighting a number of concrete approaches for an excellent TOK essay.
To what extent is the popularity of a procedure related to its validity? In Musical Illusions, Prof. Diana Deutsch describes how the celebrated Octave Illusion can be directly applied to the wold of clinical medicine.
Professor Brian Epstein on how modifying our assumptions of the social world can result in more valid models of human behaviour.
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.