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Online TOK clinics

Our online TOK clinics

TOK can be a daunting challenge for students, for teachers new to the course, and for non-TOK teachers who are expected to draw on its ideas.

Our new 90-minute online TOK clinics offer practical, engaging support on key aspects of the course. Whatever question, problem, or issue you have, we can help you to solve it.

How to book an online clinic

Whether you are a student, TOK teacher, or other DP subject educator, you can organize a clinic in seconds, and look forward to live support from one of the highest profile TOK educators in the the world. Read about how we’ve helped students and schools throughout the world on this page.

Read the options below to find out about sessions for for students, TOK teachers, and non-TOK teachers. Select the service you’re interested in booking, to take you to our online calendar.

Reserve a time-slot for your clinic. Each clinic lasts 90 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes at the end of the session to ask questions, and discuss the content of the session

You’ll receive a booking confirmation, and a payment request. You can pay using any credit card or PayPal.

We’ll send you more details of the clinic, with support notes to help you make the most of the session.

If you want to set a clinic for any other aspect of the course, or want to use a different payment method, get in touch with us via the contact form below.

  • TOK clinics for students
  • TOK clinics for TOK teachers
  • TOK clinics for non-TOK teachers

Student sessions

Our online clinics for students can be booked either by teachers, or directly by students who are looking for extra guidance on anything to do with the TOK course. We’re specialists in providing bespoke support for TOK, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for below, get in touch with us, and we’ll design something specifically for you.

Each online clinic lasts approximately 90 minutes, followed by time for questions that you have at the end of the session. We provide you with full support notes, and are happy to field any email queries you might have afterwards. Below you can see the name of each clinic, its learning objective, and the focus points for the session.

1 TOK induction

I can explain what TOK is

  • The aims of the course
  • The structure of the course
  • The essay and the exhibition
  • The points matrix

2 TOK consolidation

I understand how to make the most of TOK

  • TOK skills
  • Key thinkers and ideas of TOK
  • Using TOK to help you get into university

3 Starting the TOK essay

I am confident about getting started with my TOK essay

  • Going with the gut vs. rational thinking
  • Unpacking the essay titles
  • Linking your title to the course
  • The different sections of the TOK essay

4 Writing the TOK essay

I understand the TOK essay assessment targets, and how to hit them

  • Going with the gut vs. rational thinking
  • Unpacking the essay titles
  • Linking your title to the course
  • The different sections of the TOK essay

5 Starting the TOK exhibition

I am confident about getting started with the TOK exhibition

  • Going with the gut vs. rational thinking
  • Unpacking the essay titles
  • Linking your title to the course
  • The different sections of the TOK essay

6 Writing the TOK exhibition commentary

I understand the TOK exhibition assessment targets, and how to hit them

  • Going with the gut vs. rational thinking
  • Unpacking the essay titles
  • Linking your title to the course
  • The different sections of the TOK essay

TOK teacher sessions

The clinics below can be set up in a few minutes via our booking system below. We’re specialists in providing bespoke support for TOK, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for below, get in touch with us, and we’ll design something specifically for you.

Each online clinic lasts approximately 90 minutes, followed by time for questions that you have at the end of the session. We provide you with full support notes, and are happy to field any email queries you might have afterwards. Below you can see the name of each clinic, its learning objective, and the focus points for the session.

7 60 minutes orientation

I know how to use my membership to deliver a fantastic TOK experience

  • The BQ lessons
  • The TOK newsletter
  • Other TOK resources

8 Getting started

I know how to set up and devlier a great TOK course

  • The aims of TOK
  • Structuring your course
  • A typical TOK class
  • Resourcing your department
  • Integrating TOK 
  • Choosing the right unit titles
  • Central learning experiences
  • Building in choice

9 TOK in the classroom

I know how to set up a deliver a great TOK course

  • The aims of TOK
  • Acclimatizing students to TOK
  • The mechanics of a great TOK lesson
  • Driving the course with RLSs
  • Knowledge questions
  • Integrating TOK
  • Drafting non-TOK teachers
  • Essential thinkers
  • The TOK classroom

10 Overseeing the assessment tasks

I know how to support my students as they complete their essays and exhibitions

  • Creating a great exhibition
  • Writing a great essay

11 Being a TOK leader

I have a range of strategies to help me manage my TOK department

  • Recruiting your TOK team
  • Inducting new TOK teachers
  • Supporting your TOK team

12 Marketing TOK

I can implement a range of strategies to raise the profile of TOK

  • Marketing TOK to non-TOK teachers
  • Marketing TOK to students

Non-TOK teacher sessions

We love to help TOK departments demystify the course for non-TOK teachers, and demonstrate to them that it’s not hard to draw on it to enrich their subject and integrate the the DP. We’re specialists in providing bespoke support for TOK, so if the sample clinic below isn’t what you’re looking for, get in touch with us, and we’ll design something specifically for you.

Our online clinics lasts approximately 90 minutes, followed by time for questions that you have at the end of the session. We provide you with full support notes, and are happy to field any email queries you might have afterwards.

12 We’re all TOK teachers

I am familiar with the TOK course, and can draw on it to enrich my classes

  • What TOK is
  • How it can help you enrich your subject
  • Key TOK thinkers
  • Key TOK ideas
  • Real-life situations
  • Helping with the assessment

Book your online TOK clinic here

Book an online TOK clinic by using the calendar below. If you can’t find a time slot that suits you, get in touch with us, and we’ll make an alternative arrangement. When you have make your booking, you’ll receive a confirmation of your time, and a payment request. You can use a credit card or PayPal to pay for the clinic; if you’d prefer to make a bank transfer, let us know.

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About Michael and theoryofknowledge.net

theoryofknowledge.net is the world’s most popular online resource for TOK, attracting over one million hits every year, and thousands of readers of the newsletter every month.

Michael Dunn, is one of the world’s highest profile TOK educators, and his BQ framework and DP Integration Tool have completely rebooted the delivery of the course. Schools in more than 100 countries are members of the site, and use his approach. See their feedback and testimonials here. You can also see the workshops that he has delivered over the past few years here.

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Find out about us here, and read testimonials from members here.

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