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TOK Exhibition 2024 by Grade 9 student Ryan

In pursuit of practical experience and a glimpse into the professional world, our Grade 9 student, Ryan, successfully completed his Work Experience Programme in our school's marketing department. During his week, Ryan had the opportunity to explore the IB DP core component, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and interview students about their reflections on TOK.

What is TOK?

TOK stands for Theory of Knowledge, a core component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). It is centred around questions like "How do we know?" and delves into deeper inquiries such as:

  • What counts as evidence for X?
  • How do we judge which is the best model of Y?
  • What does theory Z mean in the real world?

TOK aims to make students aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, prompting them to consider whether these biases should be retained, revised, or rejected. It provides an opportunity for students to critically reflect on diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, considering the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, other cultures, and the wider world.

This reflection helps students apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.

What is the TOK Exhibition?

Every year our Grade 11 students embark on an insightful learning journey as they curate a museum-like exhibition centred around three objects, each connects to a thought-provoking question about knowledge. The exhibition is designed to enable students to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge learned in TOK, while also allowing them to pursue personal interests. Some of the questions explored included: "What constraints are there on the pursuit of knowledge?" and "Who owns knowledge?"

Personal Reflections on TOK from BBIS Students

BBIS students find TOK to be an inspiring exploration of knowledge, emphasizing the importance of understanding and interpreting information. They have learned that their grasp of knowledge is not permanent and that critical thinking is essential for deeper comprehension. Students also describe the TOK Exhibition as a highly enjoyable project.