• Agenda


    Theory of knowledge | Category 2

    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 1 - TOK in the ‘Real World’ – Taking the world from a different point of view

    Introductory lesson ideas, the pursuit of "good" knowledge questions and unearthing the essence of TOK..

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 2 “If music be the food of TOK, play on..”

    Using music, film, TV and online media to enhance your TOK lessons.

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00

    Session 3 - “Show and tell” 

    Sharing lesson/unit plans and other best practices

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 4 - The ‘Approaches to Teaching and Learning’ and collaboratively planning your TOK course

    09:00 - 11:00

    Session 5 - ‘Poker Face’: In Search Of Connections and Counterintuitive Links Between AOKs and WOKs. 

    A competitive, yet collaborative, card game for first thing in the morning, whose aim is to help us understand the interconnections between Ways of Knowing and Areas of Knowledge, and see how present the question that arise as a result are implicit in our own disciplines!

    (This will be a joint session with the Category 3 TOK for Subject Teachers participants)

    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 12:30

    Session 6 - Socratic dialogue as a teaching tool and strategies for developing quality TOK essays

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:30

    Session 7 - Integrating ToK Into and With Other Subject Areas (...With An Eye On Producing ‘SEXCI’ Essays) 

    …without having to do more than we are already doing! Students tend to want to re-invent the wheel when it comes to ToK Assessed Essays and Presentations…but the core of these lies in what we are already learning and teaching in all our Diploma subjects.

    (This will be a joint session with the Category 3 TOK for Subject Teachers participants)

    15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 - 16:45

    Session 8 - Planning for and assessing the TOK Essay

    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 9 - The ToK Presentation, And ‘Real World’ Knowledge Issues.

    Presentations routinely suffer from either a surfeit of description, or a ‘listing’ approach to the Areas of Knowledge and Ways of Knowing ‘present’ in the ‘real-world’ knowledge issue, or even from an inappropriate ‘real-world’ situation. We will, thus, be looking at ways to avoid all three common problems and, again, highlighting the help that teachers of other subjects can provide students when preparing these presentations. 

    (This will be a joint session with the Category 3 TOK for Subject Teachers participants)

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 10 - TOK across the curriculum...or...How to get other teachers to do our work for us!

    Making links: TOK, CAS, international mindedness and the learner profile

    Q&A and matters arising

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