Does TOK as a subject have its own content?

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I heard many times how someone claimed that TOK as a subject has no content of its own. TOK, they said, uses the content knowledge students already have from all their other subjects, and the purpose of TOK is to reflect on that knowledge. I understand where they are coming from, but I disagree. I think that perhaps the biggest …

Themantic Education’s menu of lessons

Alexey Popov Areas of Knowledge, Curriculum, Knowledge Questions, Teaching Ideas, TOK Concepts, TOK Essay Leave a Comment

We believe in the powerful combination of structure and flexibility. That’s how Themantic TOK materials are designed. On the one hand, you can take our materials and use it as a ready-made, fully developed course. Follow our sequence of lessons, use our lesson plans, activities and workbooks, and take your students through this whole pre-designed learning experience. On the other …

Compulsory knowledge framework as a trap: artificial boundaries

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Want to know what traps and pitfalls to look out for in the new TOK syllabus? In this post, I’ll show you what to look out for with the new “compulsory” elements of the knowledge framework. Read More: For an overview of the new TOK spec, see The new TOK syllabus at a glance. This is the first in a …