The BQ framework

The BQ framework comprises 6 units, each one exploring a different ‘big question’. It’s a more conceptual approach to TOK than the traditional route, enabling you to integrate the course with the DP in a more natural, meaningful way.

We are in the process of updating all the lessons for the 24-25 academic year (planned completion date – July 2024), adding new real-world situations, and more activities inviting students to think about the relationship between AI tools and knowledge.

Access the Big Question framework resources

Access our classroom-ready lessons for TOK via the buttons below. We’ve suggested some ways to oversee the course in the managing your TOK course section, and there are resources to get parents on board in the the TOK for parents page.

Help your learners to exit their echo chambers!

Our online and in-person workshops offer the usual support for students writing the essay and exhibition, and TOK departments designing great courses.

But our training sessions go much further than this: by focusing on authentic critical thinking, they demonstrate how to help learners confront, rather than confirm, their biases and assumptions, and exit their echo chambers. This makes them accessible and relevant for all teachers, whatever their subject or programme. Read more here.