Physical Education at ISD2023-03-20
Recently, Grade 12 IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) students organized a TOK exhibition as one of their assessment activities. The aim of the exhibition is to assess how students can apply TOK concepts to the real world.
For their exhibition they chose three objects (real or imagined) which have meaning for them in their lives. They were also objects to which the themes, concepts, perspectives, and ethical issues they covered in TOK may be applied. All three objects responded to a selected question – the Prompt– posed in TOK.
These were the “prompts” referred to in the general text.
-” Why do we seek knowledge?”
-“What role does imagination play in producing knowledge about the world?”
-“Does some knowledge belong only to particular communities of knowers?”
-“How does the way we organize or classify knowledge affect what we know?”
These were the questions the exhibition objects addressed.
Theory of knowledge (TOK) is a compulsory core subject of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). TOK plays a special role in the IBDP, by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.
TOK has two compulsory assessments – the Exhibition and the TOK Essay. Students must complete and pass both of these assessments in order to graduate from the Diploma Programme. The Exhibition aims to show how TOK manifests in the real world and allows students to make connections between what they learn in the course to their own lives and experiences.
ISD community is thrilled with the outcome of the Grade 12 students TOK Exhibition. Students displayed how they have developed as a creative critical thinker, and compassionate person. They reflected the IB Learner Profile and the values of the IB Diploma Programme.