Free TOK notes

The TOK course consists of three interlinked elements: the areas of knowledge, the optional themes, and the core theme. As you explore each one, you’ll meet a host of brilliant ideas, life-changing thinkers, and thought-provoking events and issues.

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Explore the TOK course themes

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How does the TOK course fit together?

The optional themes are our personal and societal affiliations which shape the way we produce and acquire knowledge.

The areas of knowledge the the ways in which we categorize ideas and concepts in order to understand and take ownership of them.

Both the themes and the AOKs help to define us as knowers, which we focus on within the core theme – knowledge and the knower – as well as looking at the different communities of knowers to which we belong.

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Workshops to enfranchise & empower students!

We’ve visited schools all over the world to help demonstrate to students how the TOK course will help turn them into nuanced, sophisticated, objective thinkers.

Our workshops are engaging, jargon-free, and hands-on, and provide practical takeaways that can be applied in the classroom. Find out more here, and read our workshop brochure here.