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Oxford IB Skills and Practice: Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma

Build TOK confidence right from the start

Jill Rutherford, Sara Santrampurwala, Kosta Lekanides, Adam Rothwell, and Roz Trudgon

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

Price:  £29.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-912974-4
Publication date: 17/10/2013
Paperback: 176 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

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Ensure learners truly understand all the essential TOK foundations and provide a practical learning scaffold to confidently progress them onto higher order thinking. Comprehensively supporting the TOK course book and mapped to the 2013 syllabus, this focused guide distils the big TOK ideas and builds student confidence right from the start.


  • Build a strong TOK learning base that will help students confidently tackle the complex TOK ideas
  • Focus on developing all the crucial skills with a practical learning scaffold to progress student confidence and achievement
  • Develop confidence right from the start and ensure comprehensive, assured understanding
  • Demonstrate best practice with sample student material that connects all the concepts and supports top achievement
  • Support learners through the 2013 syllabus - comprehensive syllabus match that fully covers all the new AOKs, WOKs and more
  • Build strong assessment potential with targeted skills work to ensure learners can apply TOK skills in subject assessments
  • Designed to support the TOK Course Book

This page was last updated on 11 May 2021 at 11:30 GMT


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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
1.1: What is TOK about?
1.2: Why TOK may change you
1.3: What do you have to do
1.4: Note to TOK teachers
2: Key TOK terms and skills
2.1: Real-life situation
2.2: Knowledge claims
2.3: Shared and personal knowledge
2.4: Knowledge framework

3: Analysis and practice
3.1: How to use this section
3.2: Topics list 1-10
3.3: List of suggested knowledge questions
4: Towards assessment
4.1: Suggestions and ideas to help prepare and give presentations
4.2: Suggestions on how to write a good TOK essay
5: Big ideas
6: Big questions
7: TOKopolis