" and the presentation is expected to show why the topic is significant, linking it to a relevant main knowledge question (KQ), and discussing those issues and examining the implications of approaching the question from different perspectives, given by WOKs (ways of knowing), taken through one or two of the AOKs (Areas of knowledge).
Teachers have wide latitude to help with topic selection and identifying suitable approaches.
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For each exam session the IB prescribes 6 essay titles from which students must choose, e.g., "All knowledge claims should be open to rational criticism.
On what grounds and to what extent would you agree with this assertion?
" Each title raises generic cross-disciplinary questions about knowledge, and the student is expected to consider the issues raised in the title and reach conclusions about them.
The essay should put forward claims and counterclaims, linking knowledge issues to areas of knowledge and ways of knowing, During the Theory of Knowledge course, students must plan and deliver at least one (in individual or small group, maximum three students) presentation to the class.
As the name suggests, your Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay should focus on knowledge issues (what is knowledge?
Theory of knowledge (TOK) is a required core subject in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.