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.
Valuable insights into the role of the librarian in the IB Diploma Programme by Jennifer Toerien, Curriculum Librarian for Upper School at Oakham School.
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.
Prof. Uta Frith, UCL, describes how the hypothesis that childhood vaccines are linked to autism, while initially plausible, was subjected to rigorous scientific testing and found to be false.
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 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.