TOK newsletter plus membership
TOK Newsletter Plus Membership includes:
• Access to the 8BQ (2015 syllabus) and the 6BQ (2022 syllabus) lessons.
• The monthly TOK newsletter e-mailed to you, and accessible via the archive page.
• Self-guided versions of all the lesson presentations
• Whole school access – one membership can be used by your whole learning community.
• Full email support from Michael Dunn, creator of the site.
Revolutionary lessons for a revolutionary course
Our carefully curated BQ framework organizes the TOK course into 6 units, each one consisting of 12 fully resourced TOK lessons, delivered on beautifully designed Google Slides and Docs. Lessons are driven by the very latest real-life situations, connect students directly with the world’s most important thinkers from the past and today, and are constantly updated. Within each BQ you’ll also find a dozen 10 Minute TOK lessons, which you can use yourself, or pass on to other DP teachers so that the course can also be taught beyond the TOK classroom.
Learning based on the latest real-life situations
Our unique TOK newsletter will be sent to you every month, and you’ll have access to the newsletter archive page going back to January 2015. Every edition of the newsletter contains links to articles, videos, podcasts, and other media sources, exploring 20 of the latest real-life situations from different cultures all over the world, and offering detailed suggestions on how they can be explored in class. We also indicate which BQ they relate to, and how they link to other DP subjects. In short, this is a resource that can be used by ALL the DP teachers in your school.
Enabling self-guided study
If you want to ‘flip’ your classroom, and get students working on TOK concepts and ideas at home, we offer ‘self-guided’ versions of all our lessons. These can also be drawn on if your school is shut down, and you are running online classes. Because our lessons are based on engaging media sources, such as videos, podcasts, and approachable articles, they work exceptionally well even when you are not in the same physical space as your students. Here’s an example of a BQ2 self-guided lesson presentation, and the support notes that accompany it.
Possibly the most important features of membership, and the feature that really sets our TOK resources apart from anything else available, is the support offered by theoryofknowledge.net’s creator, Michael Dunn. As the designer of the BQ framework, the writer of the newsletter, and an active user of the BQ lessons (which he updates and edits constantly), he can field any question on teaching TOK, overseeing the assessment tasks, or features of membership. Email him a question, and he’ll get back to you quickly with a full response.
Become a Newsletter+ member: $169.99 per year
To purchase a Newsletter+ Membership, giving you access to the TOK newsletter, and Big Question framework for 12 months, select your preferred payment gateway below, and click on the ‘Purchase now’ button. If you would like to pay by a different method, such as bank transfer or cheque, or you’d like to ask any questions about membership options or other issues, get in touch with us here. 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.