Theory of Knowledge
TOK Prescribed titles for November 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
ToK and Critical thinking - This website offers an approach to Critical Thinking which they call "Thinking Routines" These resources, lesson plans and suggestions look to be very useful to the ToK programme especially because of their relevance to current events and also their use of technology.
ToK Notes - Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a required interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection inside and outside the classroom
IB Guide - is a very interesting independent website, which seeks to provide independent guides for EE/TOK and general IB success. Guides written by successful former IB candidates and aimed at current IB Diploma students. The site also provides free downloads of grade A IB assessments.
IB Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Resources at Anagnosis Books
ToK Notes and Resources
Word document versions of the TOK resources to print out
Aims of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) programme
Aims of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) programme Perception | Reason | Language | Emotion |
How to write a good TOK essay - Aims, Objectives, Linking Questions.
Media Criticism TOK presentation topic: Media Ethics and bias.
KA ThoK-Notes TOK notes.
Philosophy Games Some TOK related games. Take a look at Battleground God.
Science and TOK Notes on Science and TOK.
TOK Help Theory of Knowledge resources, discussion, and essay assistance.
TOK Guide (pdf file)
Think is a periodical of the British Royal Institute for Philosophy. Published tri-annually, this magazine is aimed squarely at those with no philosophical background - great for students.
Great list of Philosphy resources here What are the best philosophy resources?
Teaching Philosophy is a US publication aimed more at first-year undergraduates and university teachers than at high school students, but it still has lots of very useful ideas and articles.
The Philosophers Magazine is a British journal devoted to interesting issues within philosophy. Its scope is rather wider than Theory of Knowledge, though it is not an academic journal, and it is packed full of interesting and funny articles. The interactive 'games' page is particularly fun and worth a visit.
The British Prospect is another magazine that is more general but regularly has excellent TOK resources. As an example, the April 2003 edition contains, among other things, articles on why art galleries should show copies of great works rather than originals; why the scientific community rejects controversial environmental findings; how Hollywood movies are in effect rewriting history for today's movie-going culture; and why a particular brand of relativism does not stand up to analysis.
Parabola Magazine is published four times a year and is thematically based. The back issues on language, consciousness and several other issues are well worth ordering in. Highly accessible and stimulating it draws from universal sources of all types. There are videos as well.
Forum is the official IB Theory of Knowledge magazine. Discussing assessment, lesson plans and activities, schemes of work and conferences, it is an extremely useful resource. The paper version is distributed free to all diploma schools.
The IB Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) is a growing collection of links and resources. It contains a discussion forum, a resource centre, exemplar essays and the relevant chapters from the Vade Mecum. You need a password and user ID to log in - see your DPC if you do not have one.
Pathways to philosopy is devoted to distance learning of philosophy. There are some very good e-books that you can download.
Peter Suber's site is an extraordinarily comprehensive search guide to philosophy on the net. You can use it to find almost anything you want - probably in far more detail than you need.
IB Exams and mark schemes
This page has links to exam schedules and where to purchase past exam papers from the IBO: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/assessment/
The TED Talks - an excellent collection of short lectures from great thinkers
The Sputnik Observatory - excellent collection of short video clips
IB TOK Blogspot - loads of useful ideas and guidance for the essays and presentations
Mr. Duncan's TOK Website
IB a Student
The Philosopher's Magazine Online
Philosophy Now Magazine Online
National Geographic Online
The Sceptic Magazine Online
Snopes - Exposing Urban Legends
The Philosophy Pages - An Encyclopaedia of Philosophers & Philosophical Terms
The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
The Oxford University Philosophy Page
The A-Z of Almost Everything Philosophical
TOK Help - Textbook Excerpts
TOK Notes - Examination of the AOKs
TOK Blog - British International School in Phuket
Essay and Presentation Advice
Zeno's Coffeehouse - A Variety of TOK Conundrums
Atheism at About
The Grazian Archives
Arts & Letters Daily
Up Close Podcasts from the University of Melbourne
Pro / Con - A Series of Arguments For and Against a Wide Variety of Issues
Philosophy for TOK Guide
Exploring Issues with Knowledge-TOK Presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEwMk3Gix3Q
TOK PRESENTATION - Real life situations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wj6spH3rag
How to do a TOK presentation right! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJYvNDrbGBU
TOK Presentation - Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stm1Vc_0KlM
TOK Presentation Intuition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfGZDazQ58I