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TOK interviewers Luís Campos Ferreira Olivia Kelly Sarah Román-Quezada and Taila Senanu

Ways that students become knowledge experts

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 […]

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My experience of TOK

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 […]

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How do you know what you know?

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year. 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.

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Where do ideas come from?

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 […]

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Classroom goals for 2017

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 […]

Study of critical thinking reveals positive outcomes for IB students

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 […]