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Full access membership: overview of features

A complete suite of TOK teaching and learning resources

Full Access members are able to draw on a complete suite of teaching and learning resources, which enable you to deliver the course in virtually any way you want, or augment what you already do. Read a selection of the unsolicited testimonials we have received from members here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here.

Extraordinary lessons for an extraordinary course. Our carefully curated BQ framework organizes the TOK course into 6 units, each one consisting of 12 fully resourced lessons. Lessons are driven by the latest RLSs, beautifully designed, and draw on the most important thinkers from the past and present.

Learning based on the latest real-life situations. Our TOK newsletter provides you with links to media sources exploring the latest events and issues going on all over the world. We indicate which BQ these stories relate to, and how they link to the other DP subjects, enabling all teachers to use it.

A resource that can be used by everyone in your learning community. Our memberships are per institution rather than individual, so everyone – students, teachers, and even parents – can access the site and its resources, and be a part of the TOK journey.

Enabling genuine and practical DP Integration. Our DP Integration Tool is the world’s best resource for integrating the different elements of the DP, allowing non-TOK teachers to draw on the course both to enrich their own teaching, and provide an integrated learning experience for students.

Self-guided lessons to facilitate online learning. The quarantine means we’re all figuring out how best to deliver online classes. With its rich range of concepts, and unfamiliar forms of assessment, TOK offers particular challenges. We’ve got this covered, with our self-guided TOK lessons.

Investigating Issues This major new resource focuses on a wide range of global issues, providing students with the means to link and explore them via the course, and see clearly how TOK concepts manifest in the real world. Find out more here about this engaging, authentic learning experience. Release date: 15th Aug.

Assessment trackers. For each BQ unit, you’ll find an assessment tracker, which enables you to monitor the progress of your students, and provide feedback comments to them. Here’s the tracker for BQ4, which shows how this will support your delivery of TOK.

Taking ownership of the 12 key concepts. Access discussion documents on each of the 12 key TOK concepts, comprising quotes, questions, and the latest media sources. Your students can use it to fully understand these crucial ideas, understand the course, and create great essays and exhibitions.

Knowledge Heroes allows you to draw on the ideas of 101 of the most influential thinkers from the past and present, all of whom feature in our BQ lessons. There’s a brief bio for each thinker, a key quote, and an explanation about how this relates to TOK. Check out a sample here.

Thinking for Yourself The 14 classroom-ready lessons introduce 14-15 year old learners to a carefully curated range of brilliant thinkers and concepts, help them to acclimatize to the TOK world, and give them a powerful lexicon of terms. Find out more, and download the first two lessons here.

Single-idea lessons. Our 10M TOK lessons enable you to introduce single key ideas via clear, media-rich lesson presentations. They can be used by both TOK and non-TOK teachers, so provide another way to integrate the course within the rest of the DP.

Exploring any aspect of TOK to whatever depth you want. The EP documents allow you to explore any aspect of the TOK course to any level of depth, via media sources, questions, TED talks, and guidance on the 12 concepts of TOK. See how this works in practice for language and the natural sciences.

Drawing on the ideas of the most influential thinkers currently working. TOK via TED draws on 100 different talks related to key TOK ideas. Your students can use them to understand the course, master the themes for the exhibition, and draw on thinkers and concepts to add authority to their essays.

Using great movies to develop an understanding of TOK. Inspire and entertain your students via a brilliant range of thought-provoking movies. They feature challenging moral dilemmas, thoughts on the nature of reality, and characters struggling to understand the human condition.

Helping younger students to develop an understanding of TOK concepts. Our Worldviews lessons enable younger students to explore the ways we construct our personal and group identities, develop an understanding of the human and natural world, and how this affects the way we interact with each other.

Full support for any question, issue, or problem. What sets our TOK resources apart from anything else available is the support Michael and the team offers. Ask any question on teaching TOK, overseeing the assessment tasks, or other aspects of membership, and we’ll provide swift support.

Find out more about theoryofknowledge.net

Watch our short introductory video to find out more about our history, our approach to the course, and how we can help you to make the TOK experience brilliant for both learners and teachers. Watch more videos on our YouTube channel, and find out more about us here.

One of the key features of membership is our availability and support: if you have any questions about our resources, if you’d like advice on delivering the course, or if you have more questions about how to join, contact us at support@theoryofknowledge.net, and we’ll get back to you swiftly.

Become a Full Access member: US$249.99 per year

When you fill in the fields below, enter the name and email address of the person who will be in charge of your membership, and a password that will work for all membership of your TOK department, or DP faculty. After you have made payment, you will be asked which username you’d like: this should be a generic username that aligns to your school or university (such as tok@springfieldhigh).

To make your purchase, select your preferred credit card, and click on the ‘Purchase now’ button. Note that if you pay with a credit card, your membership will renew automatically annually, so let us know if you’d prefer to turn this feature off. If you would like to pay by a different method, such as bank transfer, or you’d like to ask any other questions about the process of signing up, get in touch with us here. You can check out different payment options here.

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