Diploma Programme Integration

Our integration padlets and TOK mini-lessons enable any DP teacher to bring TOK into their classroom, link their subject to the real-world, and help their students become authentic critical thinkers.

We add new mini-lessons and media sources every month, meaning that teachers can bring the latest issues, events, and controversies, into their classroom, and think about them critically with their students.

Access the DP integration resources padlets

Follow the links below to take you to our DP integration resources for the six subject groups. Combine these resources with our lessons, real-world resources, and TOK-world resources to offer the full TOK experience.

At the heart of what we do is the encouragement of authentic critical thinking (ACT). This means encouraging learners to identify and challenge – rather than confirm – their biases and assumptions about the world.

The ACT/TOK teaching and learning pathway

Placing ACT at the heart of what we do enables us to create a learning pathway represented by the diagram below. We begin with resources for primary learners, move onto the middle years resources, and culminate in our resources for the TOK course (or, if your students are following a different educational programme our senior ACT resources).

Our resources are incredibly flexible, and can be plugged into any educational programme. You can draw on our middle and primary ACT resources to help prepare students for the TOK course within timetabled critical thinking classes, PSE lessons, or in optional extension periods outside the usual day – it’s entirely up to you.

Join us to gain access to the integration resources

Check out the first integration padlet for anthropology below to gain an idea of how effective the resource is. To access the resources for the other 24 DP subjects, become a faculty member of the site here.

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Watch our integration webinars

Our series of webinars offer tips and strategies on how to integrate TOK with the different Diploma Programme groups. You can access the Group 1 webinar by clicking on the video, and access the videos for the other Groups via this YouTube playlist.

Each video provides you with a link to the event presentation, and our responses to FAQs asked by attendees. Check out our other recorded webinars, and news about upcoming TOK events, via this 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.