Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Theory of Knowledge aims to develop a fascination with the richness of knowledge as a human endeavour, and an understanding of the empowerment that follows from reflecting upon it It is part of the IB Diploma core and is therefore a compulsory component.

It encourages you to reflect on your experiences as learners, in everyday life and in the Diploma Programme, and to make connections between academic disciplines.

Theory of Knowledge challenges you to question the basis of knowledge, considering how knowledge is acquired in different subject disciplines; comparing and contrasting them. The application of these skills varies according to subject, and you might examine, for example, how reasoning in Mathematics is similar to, and different from, that in the Natural Sciences; or the emotional and/or rational bases for ethical decision making.

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