How can studying philosophy help students learn? IB alumna and team leader for the IB philosophy examination, Jane Gatley, shares her recent research with IB World magazine, and explains why the subject should be essential to a secondary education
A visit to an orphanage near Rajasthan, India brings alumna Uttara Thakore to confront questions of identity, wisdom and the purpose of education. She writes to us from her home in Germany.
The IB is celebrated for the range of opportunities it provides for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, but do these elements sometimes get shunted to the sidelines in the classroom? IB World Magazine investigates
This research examines one of the central elements of the IB Diploma Programme, the theory of knowledge course, within an Australian context. Researchers from the University of Western Sydney investigated IB alumni and current DP student ratings of their critical thinking abilities. The study also explored student perceptions of the role of TOK in supporting […]
After finding inspiration through her Theory of Knowledge (TOK) coursework, Marie-Louise Brown read Philosophy at University College London. She is now the Head of Citizenship at her Alma matter, the Anglo-European School in Ingatestone, United Kingdom.
Incorporating input from IB teachers, this poster presents the key features for the theory of knowledge (TOK) core requirement in a student-friendly and informative manner. The poster was recently redesigned to fit the new curriculum (first teaching 2013).