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Free TOK webinars

Free TOK webinars

Our live and recorded free webinars explore a huge range of TOK issues, and help students and teachers take ownership of the course. We also run a large number of premium webinars, which you can purchase access to via this page.

Live webinars are delivered on Zoom, and everyone attending receives a debrief email shortly after the end of the event, with a link to the video recording, the webinar presentation, and our responses to FAQs asked by attendees.

Our next live free webinars

TOK can save the world! 13 Dec 2021

This webinar will discuss the aims of TOK, key ideas and concepts, important thinkers, and skills. It will argue the course helps students to become more effective learners, and also discerning, positive, and fulfilled members of the epistemic community. It’s designed for new TOK teachers and students (and parents), outlining both the nature of the course, and how TOK helps us to become discerning knowers of the world.

Time of webinar: 2.00 PM (London) Click here or on the image to register for this free webinar

10 ways to use TOK to get into university 10 Feb 2022

This webinar will look at how you can use TOK to strengthen your college application, and gain a place at your choice of university – wherever it is in the world. We’ll think about the key concepts you’re familiar with as a TOK students, influential thinkers you can talk about during interview, and the kind of skills that you have developed during the course. It also ties in to a forthcoming resource that we’ll be offering students.

Time of webinar: 2.00 PM (London) Click here or on the image to register for this free webinar

Recorded free webinars

Taking ownership of the exhibition prompts

This webinar discusses how to embed the 35 IA prompts in your TOK course, to ensure that students understand what each one is looking for, can link them to their objects, know how to explore them in their commentaries, and can support their ideas with ‘appropriate evidence’ to demonstrate how ‘TOK concepts manifest in the real world’. Watch the webinar HERE.

Investigating Issues

Tying in with the release of our huge Investigating Issues resource, this webinar discusses how TOK can be used to help students to understand and take ownership of the biggest issues raging in the world right now. We also link this to the overall assessment target of the exhibition, which is to demonstrate how TOK concepts manifest in the real world. Watch the webinar HERE.

Running a pre-TOK course

Running a pre-TOK course allows you to introduce students to a great range of ideas and thinkers, encourage them to engage with the latest real-life situations, and ensure they to hit the ground running when they start the DP – and embrace TOK rather than be overwhelmed by it. The webinar links to our fantastic Thinking for Yourself course, available to members of the site. Watch the webinar HERE.

Teaching TOK online

In this webinar, we discuss the challenges of keeping your students engaged by during lockdown, and how to overcome them. We focus on theoryofknowledge.net’s self-guided lessons and assessment trackers, but we also share online teaching and learning strategies that have worked for you. Watch the webinar HERE.

Knowledge heroes

In this webinar, we discuss what characteristics of key thinkers make them ‘knowledge heroes’, how their ideas can help students to grasp key TOK ideas, enrich the learning experience, and add authority to final assessment tasks. Watch the webinar HERE.

The exhibition and TOK themes

In this webinar, we discuss the nature of the core and optional themes, how to build them into your TOK scheme of work, and the best strategies for drawing on them to create the context for your exhibition. Watch the webinar HERE.

Keeping it real

In this webinar, we discuss what makes a great real-life situation in TOK, how to use them to encourage discussion, and the way in which they can support an exploration of key concepts. Watch the webinar HERE.

TOK for parents 

What is this strange, mandatory course? Why is it called a ‘core’ subject? How does it relate to the rest of the DP? In what ways can it help students to become active members of the ‘epistemic community’? In our first webinar for parents, we discuss these questions and more, and showcase ideas, thinkers, and issues that feature in TOK. Watch the webinar HERE.

TOK integration webinars

Get general tips on drawing on TOK, and specific examples of ideas, thinkers, and real-life situations to explore. Find out how the 12 concepts of TOK can help to engage and empower students, and enrich DP lessons. The webinars link to our DP integration tool, which is fully updated for the latest syllabus.

Integrating TOK: Group 1 subjects

On Thursday 3rd September 2019, we considered how to integrate language and literature with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Integrating TOK: Group 2 subjects

On 15th September 2019, we discussed how to integrate language acquisition with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Integrating TOK: Group 3 subjects

On 6th October 2019, we looked at how to integrate individuals and societies subjects with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Integrating TOK: Group 4 subjects

On 15th October 2019, we considered how to integrate experimental sciences with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Integrating TOK: Group 5 subjects. 

On Tuesday 27th October 2019, we considered how to integrate mathematics with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Integrating TOK: Group 6 subjects

On Thursday 5th November 2019, we considered how to integrate the arts with the TOK course. View the video on YouTube, and download the event presentation and FAQs, HERE.

Comments on our webinars

Many of the attendees of our webinars have been kind enough to send in unsolicited comments about our events. Here is a selection of their comments.

Thank you for holding the webinar. It was great to hear more about this year’s titles.
Kathryn, BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BRATISLAVA

Thank you for the truly informative webinar on the ToK Essay. As the sole Theory of Knowledge teacher at my school, it was refreshing hearing someone else’s perspective on the PTs.
Firdaus, HALIFAX GRAMMAR SCHOOL

I cannot express to you how helpful this was for me. Please include me in the webinar for the presentations. So grateful for your knowledge.
Betsy, ROCKY MOUNT HIGH SCHOOL

Thanks, Michael. I… found it very useful.
Vinay, COLEGIO GRAN BRETANA, BOGOTA

I really appreciate what you’re doing to help us TOK teachers get our heads around these challenging PTs, so we can better guide our students. …looking forward to your next webinar.
Todd, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MYANMAR

Thanks so much! Enjoyed the webinar and looking forward to working further on those titles with my students.
Nalinka, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NICE

You are a lifeline to so many of us across the world.
Jana, SHANGHAI SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Thank you so much for creating this, it was very helpful, made a lot of sense and really useful to have someone just talking about each of the titles and their perspective.
Jenny, UWC JAPAN

Thank you so much, I look forward to more opportunities to learn, I think you guys are doing a great job.
Theresa, ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOLS

Thank you so much Michael for today’s webinar; it’s utterly beneficial.
Dana, AQABA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, JORDAN

I must congratulate you on an excellent presentation. It was very helpful and most illuminating.
Anne, COLLEGIO CAN CARLO, ITALY

That was a very insightful session especially for someone who has always been worried about TOK… it was all clear.
Jaimala

Thank you for the very useful webinar.
Manisha, HERITAGE SCHOOL, INDIA

Great webinar and I eagerly look forward to your next episode.
Angelle, PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS

Thank you very much for a very informative and helpful webinar.
Jonathan, VERDALA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Wanted to thank you very much for your webinar as I found it to be very informative and interesting.
Peter, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC