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TOK Lesson 1 review

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TOK Lesson 1 review

Who is in the center of the TOK diagram?

How many areas of knowledge are there?

How many ways of knowing are there?

What do you think is the relationship between the TOK diagram and the IB diagram?

Notice anything????

Assessment

Your TOK marks are calculated out of

60 points

- TOK Essay
- 1200-1600 words
- Externally marked
- Topics decided by IB

Presentation

10 minute individual presentation

Internally marked and moderated

Topic decided by student

40 points 20 points

- TOK Essay
by Christmas of 2ndyear

Presentation

- By Jan/Feb of 2ndyear

The central question of TOK is..

What is knowledge?

Exercise #1

With a partner, write a brief paragraph that explains what you think TOK is, and what benefit you think that taking TOK is supposed to have for IB students

- To educate the whole person.
- Create lifelong learners.
- Help our students become internationally – minded.
- Promote independent and critical thought.

Course objectives (possible)

To engage students to question and reflect on their knowledge so that they will:

Develop intellectual honesty & rigour

Critically examine knowledge claims(can you back it up!)

Understand how human knowledge is constructed, connected, renewed and interpreted

Understand strengths & limitations of different perspectives

Take responsibility for what they know

Getting started with the

Areas of Knowledge

Exercise #2

Imagine that you were interviewing an expert in each of the 6 areas of knowledge.

What do you think each expert would say knowledge is in their area?

Give an example of what they would say it means to know something in their subject.