Printer-friendly view |

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge Course Companion

Supporting the 2013 TOK syllabus

Eileen Dombrowski, Lena Rotenberg, and Mimi Bick

Suitable for:  IB Theory of Knowledge students (aged 16-18)

Price:  £40.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-912973-7
Publication date: 21/03/2013
Paperback: 448 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

Also available as an ebook

Availability: In stock.

Evaluation copies must be ordered on a school account.
More information on school accounts

SuccessAdded. View basket

You can use the basket to:

  • pay by credit card
  • order on account
  • forward to a colleague


Build confident critical thinkers who can process and articulate complex ideas in relevant, real-life contexts. The inquiry-based approach drives independent thought and helps learners explore ideas, questions and perspectives, equipping them with a higher level of critical awareness. Developed directly with the IB for the 2013 TOK syllabus.


  • Help learners confidently process, analyze and articulate complex ideas through an inquiry-based approach
  • Enable reflective, critical discussion via classroom activities that provide a rich basis for guided inquiry
  • Encourage open-minded, analytical perspectives through a methodology firmly grounded in questioning
  • Develop transferable critical thinking skills and enable skills application to the areas of knowledge and the wider world
  • Support balanced comprehension of both the AOKs and the WOKs for a holistic understanding of how knowledge is created
  • Navigate the current syllabus with a clear and logical learning pathway that takes you right from the course aims through to the assessment tasks
  • Drive truly international awareness, with an overall treatment that considers ideas and perspectives from across the globe and their implications for action
  • Developed directly with the IB and written by a specialist in inquiry-based learning, most closely supporting the IB approach to TOK
  • Supporting Skills & Practice book builds all the essential foundations, enabling confidence right from the start

This page was last updated on 13 January 2021 at 10:30 GMT


  • I've read over a few of the activities and they seemed interesting and engaging. I like the introduction tips at the beginning of the book as well... explaining how the ideas in the book are used to start inquiry and begin discussions. I look forward to reading Skills and Practice! - Jamie Lynn, Head of TOK, King High School, Florida
  • I have reviewed the textbook and have found many elements helpful: alignment with the new TOK curriculum, variety of global perspectives and individual voices, wealth of discussion questions or questions for individual thought, and guidance on the assessments. - John Martin, TOK Teacher, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Florida
  • I have to say I like what I see. The book has been revamped completely and I think for the better. I am pleased to see that the language is teenage friendly: direct and with examples that they can relate to. There are a number of examples that I will certainly incorporate into what I do, for example the discussion activity on page 46. - Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singapore
  • Your IB books are totally addictive. TOK is our next buy. Thank you for developing such fantastic material. - Maggie Prieto, Head of Languages, Bachillerato Alexander Bain, Mexico
Read more

Table of Contents

1: Recognizing perspectives
2: Gaining knowledge
3: Seeking truth
4: Exchanging knowledge
5: Sense perception
6: Memory
7: Reason
8: Language
9: Emotion
10: Faith
11: Imagination

12: Intuition
13: Sharing knowledge
14: Taking compass bearings
15: The arts
16: Ethics
17: History
18: Human sciences
19: Natural sciences
20: Mathematics
21: Indigenous knowledge
22: Religious knowledge
23: Assessment