This workshop is recommended for Diploma Programme (DP) theory of knowledge (TOK) teachers who have prepared students for at least one exam session as part of the DP and are keen to improve the TOK experience in the DP.
This workshop is designed for those who are keen to improve the teaching and learning experience in the TOK classroom. The workshop will focus on:
- assessing the links between IB Programme standards and practices to enhance the teaching and learning experience
- exploring strategies to improve student access to the DP; for example, differentiating the curriculum and offering multilingual classrooms
- addressing aspects of assessment in TOK to ensure that teaching and learning activities promote student achievement
- integrating TOK across all subjects in the DP to help students make cross-disciplinary links
- examining the dynamic nature that exists between creativity, activity, service (CAS) and TOK when emphasizing the importance of reflection and developing self-awareness
- implementing DP policies and procedures.
Going on the assumption that all participants have taught the old TOK curriculum for at least a year, the TOK cat 2 workshop will focus on the new elements of the new guide. We will look at the use of concepts, knowledge questions, themes (core and optional), areas of knowledge and the new knowledge framework as they differ from how they were used up to now. Looking at all of these elements we will investigate how the course could be organized and develop course outlines and individual unit outlines. We will look at the requirements for the new assessment tasks, how we might prepare students for them, and try a sample assessment for each one.