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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

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…”
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TOK Framework

Knower

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Ways of Knowing

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Areas of Knowledge

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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
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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
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