The theory of knowledge course is an exciting gateway to get students thinking about the question “how do we know what we know?”. The beauty of the course lies in how open-ended and how vast the scope of the subject is. This allows educators the space and flexibility to design a TOK course which brings in varied real-world contexts and perspectives, as well as allows students to build the necessary skills. This also means that there is no ‘one right way’ of designing a TOK course, and that can often leave teaching teams grappling with where they might start and what they might include.
Our TOK in action handbook provides three interesting pathways that TOK educators can choose from when designing the course structure. With a focus on the nature of the subject and unique ways in which different TOK elements can be integrated, this handbook comes packed with sample formats, topical ideas, and classroom activities that you can readily plug and play as you approach course design.
With this handbook, you can better understand:
- Ways to integrate the TOK concepts, themes, and areas of knowledge into the course
- The different approaches you can employ for instruction
- How to integrate assessments into the course outline