By Luís Campos Ferreira, Olivia Kelly, Sarah Román-Quezada and Taila Senanu The theory of knowledge course—more commonly known in the IB community by its abbreviation TOK—plays a special role in the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what […]
Proudly telling the world about our alumni in our 50th anniversary year IB alumna Kristen Leer shares how the TOK course has helped her become a lifelong learner, and has inspired her future prospects “Theory of knowledge (TOK) takes something like a simple box and teaches IB Diploma Programme (DP) students to open it up, break […]
IB educators around the world share their most inspiring and innovative lessons with IB World magazine As the end of 2017 draws near, it offers educators an ideal opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months. Below educators share their most memorable lessons, which engaged and equally challenged their students. This was the most successful […]
Proudly telling the world about our alumni in our 50th anniversary year DP student Sea Yun Joung shares with IB World how the TOK course makes an IB education unique and benefits him as a lifelong learner “Implicit”, “inquisitive” and “thought provoking” are just some of the words Sea Yun Joung, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student […]
What impact did theory of knowledge (TOK) have on your experience of the IB Diploma Programme? Senior curriculum strand manager Jenny Gillett invites you to share your story for our 50th anniversary year.
An international charity partners with IB World Schools to help provide free education to the poorest and most remote communities, as IB World investigates
Nothing is original. We create through experiment, struggle and learning from others” It’s actually as much a theory of knowledge (TOK) question as a visual arts one, like many of the deeper questions in life. I could follow it up with some knowledge questions such as: To what extent is creativity informed by research? To […]
Young people are particularly susceptible to false stories, according to a study. IB teachers tell IB World magazine how students can guard themselves against bogus reports
IB teachers share their plans, hopes and aspirations for the year ahead From finding new ways to engage students with the IB Learner Profile to creating a more exciting learning environment, IB teachers are already thinking about how they can improve learning and teaching over the next 12 months. “I want to make the classroom […]
Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Brian Spittle, DePaul University, tells us how students can leverage theory of knowledge (TOK) as part of their application essay.
By Veronica Caraman I came to Gresham’s School, Norfolk, England from the Republic of Moldova in 2010 to study the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Sixth Form. I chose the DP because it provided a broad choice of subjects which included languages, which I love, mathematics and social science, so it seemed a perfect fit […]
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 […]