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WHY IB? TOK. Theory of Knowledge. What AHS IB Students Are Saying…. “Truly mind blowing!” “How to be a philosopher phase 1: Doubt Everything.” “It gives you a different outlook on life; you get to look at life completely differently.”

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Why ib tok

WHY IB?TOK

Theory of Knowledge


What ahs ib students are saying

What AHS IB Students Are Saying…

  • “Truly mind blowing!”

  • “How to be a philosopher phase 1: Doubt Everything.”

  • “It gives you a different outlook on life; you get to look at life completely differently.”

  • “TOK questions really make me think, and as I do, I come up with more questions!”

  • “But how do you know we aren’t dreaming?”

  • “I miss TOK…”


Why ib tok

TOK Framework

Knower

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Ways of Knowing

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Areas of Knowledge


Why ib tok

Is the glass half full or half empty?


Why ib tok

Neither!


Why ib tok

Top Two Reasons to Take TOK

  • Self Discovery

    • Learn about how, why, where, what and when we learn

    • Refines applicable critical thinking skills

  • Cross-Curricular Connections

    • Use specific subject knowledge to learn how they know what they know

    • Extends academia critical thinking skills


Why ib tok

Value of Taking TOK for the Student

  • Cultivate intellectual curiosity

    • Personal, Cultural, Global

  • Be aware of themselves as thinkers as they are encouraged to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge

  • Recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world

  • Develop skills and strategies for ascertaining truth


Ib evaluations

IB Evaluations

External Assessment – 40 points

  • TOK Essay

    • 1200 – 1600 words

    • Chosen from a list of 6 titles IB supplies

      Internal Assessment – 20 points

  • Oral Presentation – individual or group of 3 max

    • 10 minutes per student

    • Focus on a knowledge issue

    • Wide variety of presentation styles


Life long learning

Life Long Learning…


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