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Passionately dedicated to making TOK a life-changing and empowering experience for students and teachers

Innovative classroom-ready lessons for both TOK and non-TOK teachers

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Welcome to theoryofknowledge.net

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TOK is an extraordinary course – and it requires an extraordinary resource to deliver it. We’ve been helping to make TOK a life-changing experience for students and teachers since 2009, and we have members in well over 100 different countries.

In a recent survey, 93% our members told us our resources save them time planning and teaching, 97% said they help to improve students’ understanding of the course, and 86% felt TOK essay performance was improved. Here are a few more unsolicited comments from a few of our members; you can read more on our testimonials page.

Choose from three different TOK course structures

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Faculty members have access to three different classroom-ready courses for TOK. All offer lessons that are beautifully designed and structured, framed by clear and measurable learning objectives, packed full of media-rich resources and driven by very latest real-world situations and ideas. They’ll save you huge amounts of time! Start downloading and delivering them here.

Apply TOK ideas and concepts to the real world

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Our resources are designed to help students explore and make sense of the most important events going on right now, and grasp how TOK concepts manifest in the real-world. Our unique monthly TOK newsletter, Investigating Issues, and the 12 Key Concepts will help you – and your whole DP faculty – to develop critical thinking, and link learning to issues, debates, and controversies making the news. Subscribe to our free newsletter here.

Master the TOK assessment tasks

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Our assessment packs (which are also available in Spanish) are designed to be used directly by students, and will help them understand the assessment criteria of the TOK essay and exhibition, and create fantastic final assessment products. The TOK assessment lessons will enable teachers to target and develop the right skills, so students will be able to take on the assessment tasks successfully.

Get your whole DP faculty onboard

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One of the key features that sets us apart from other sites and textbooks for TOK is that our resources are designed for ALL members of your faculty. The Integration Tool enables teachers to effortlessly link their subject to TOK concepts and real-world events, the mini-lessons provide them with short classroom-ready lessons, and Knowledge Heroes enables them to draw on inspirational figures from all academic disciplines.

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Watch our TOK videos

Check out our YouTube channel here. You’ll find a treasure trove of videos, including our 3-minute TOK explainers, integration webinar videos, and ways TOK can help you become a better thinker, and help you win a place at university.

We regularly upload new videos, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel and check back regularly.

Prepare your pre-DP students for TOK

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We offer two pre-DP courses – Thinking for Yourself, and Worldviews – to develop critical thinking, encourage debate, and familiarize students with the kind of concepts that they’ll encounter in TOK, and a middle years newsletter that will support students to think beyond the headlines when it comes to the latest events and issues going on in the real-world.

Get trained-up for TOK

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We offer practical, bespoke training in TOK and critical thinking for both specialist teachers and ordinary members of your faculty, and have worked with schools all over the world to help them make TOK – and critical thinking – engaging, relevant, and effective across the curriculum. We also offer free and premium webinars on TOK, and have an extensive library of videos for you to watch in our YouTube channel.

Explore the course

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Access our free course material on all aspects of the TOK course: the core theme (knowledge & the knower), the optional themes (indigenous societies, language, politics, religion, and technology), and the areas of knowledge (the arts, history, human sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences). If you’re a faculty member of the site, you can also access our exploration point documents, taking you deep into the heart of each component of TOK.

Download free samples

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Download an extensive selection of free samples to see our approach, and the kind of materials that members of the site can access and use to deliver the TOK course. Check out our classroom-ready lessons, which are structured into three different courses, see our TOK-world resources, which will allow students to take ownership of the course, and learn how our real-world resources will link learning to the events and issues going on right now.

Join theoryofknowledge.net – and make TOK extraordinary!

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TOK is an extraordinary course that requires extraordinary resources. For us, that means:

  • Exploring ideas and concepts directly from the very latest real-life situations
  • Engaging with the most influential thinkers who have ever lived
  • Beautifully designed lessons that are media-rich, highly engaging and updated monthly
  • Encouraging students (and educators!) to challenge their own biases
  • Getting the whole community involved in TOK – teachers, students and parents

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You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. We post regular updates about what’s going on at theoryofknowledge.net, links to news stories that relate to different aspects of TOK, or just cool things that we’ve spotted going on in the world.

Find out more about who we are here. If you want to join us as a member, then follow this link. Discover what are members have been saying about us here and download a selection of free sample resources from this page.

For other enquiries, you can get in touch with us easily by using the contact form via this page. Whatever your question, we’ll get back to you with swift support and try to help you during your TOK journey as either a learner or educator.