The TOK themes are a new element to the TOK syllabus for 2022. They comprise the Core theme (Knowledge & the knower), and the Optional themes (Knowledge and indigenous societies, language, politics, religion, and technology).
If you are used to the prior syllabus for TOK (TOK 2015), you will spot quite a few similarities: The core theme draws on a lot of the old ways of knowing, and indigenous societies, language, and religion have all featured in the course previously.
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The 2022 TOK syllabus
Here’s our diagram for the 2022 TOK syllabus, indicating the nature of the different aspects of the course, and suggesting the relationship that exists between the core theme, optional themes, and the areas of knowledge.
Feel free to print out and display the diagram on your classroom wall – it should help to prompt some discussions with your students about why TOK is structured in this way, how the different elements interlink, and the reasons for the changes and additions made to the course.
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