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Theory of Knowledge iTOK

Theory of Knowledge, course 4 (+TOK4)

The main focus of the fourth course of TOK is placed on oral presentations, which are given during this course and which form a part of the final assessment of TOK in IB. The course begins with exploring one final area of knowledge, namely history. After that we will focus on the oral presentations, their assessment, practice and evaluation. The presentations are given at the end of the course and they are videotaped.

Aims (for the presentation and during the course):

  • Explore a real-life/contemporary situation from a TOK perspective in the presentation.
  • Identify and analyse the various kinds of justifications used to support knowledge claims.
  • Formulate, evaluate and attempt to answer knowledge questions.
  • Examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge.
  • Understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge.
  • Explore links between knowledge claims, knowledge questions, ways of knowing and areas of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of different perspectives and be able to relate these to one’s own perspective.

Assessment: Oral presentation (part 1/2 of the final IB Diploma assessment of TOK)

Theory of Knowledge, course 5 (+TOK5)

The main focus of the final course of TOK is placed on the TOK essay. This essay forms a part of the final assessment of TOK in IB. The essay will be written in phases; at first, once the IBO publishes the six prescribed TOK essay titles, we will together examine the titles and students will get to choose which one they wish to write their essay on. We will then begin the essay writing based on the selected title. The students will be guided throughout the essay writing process. This course uses an electronic learning environment.

Aims:

  • Independent planning of the essay, writing of the essay (and draft), making use of the advice given by the teacher.
  • Identifying and analyzing the various kinds of justifications used to support knowledge claims.
  • Formulating, evaluating and attempting to answer knowledge questions.
  • Examining how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge (finding connections between the learned content and the essay prescribed title)
  • Exploring links between knowledge claims, knowledge questions, ways of knowing and areas of knowledge.

Assessment: TOK essay (part 2/2 of the final IB Diploma assessment of TOK)

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