TOK is a yearlong course that is required for all IB diploma candidates. It is taught during the spring of junior year and fall of senior year.
According to the official IB description; ?This course examines the origins and validity of various ways of knowing. The content is the various subject areas of a student?s education as well as personal beliefs acquired in or out of school. The process of the course is to reflect critically upon what the student claims to know and what is professed as knowledge by others.?
The goals of this course are to gain an understanding of what it means to know something as a scientist; an artist; a mathematician; a philosopher; etc.; how the forms of knowledge relate to one another; and how to think critically ToK will examine the connectivity of each of these areas through philosophical and artistic lenses. We will utilize kinesthetic artistic expression; visual artistic exploration and creation; and musical expression as ways of knowing when we explore the areas of knowing in the curriculum.
Portfolio assessment will combine with a ToK essay as the course final.
School countryUnited States
School cityCave Creek
High schoolCactus Shadow High School
School / district AddressP.O. Box 426
School zip code85327
Requested competency codeFine Arts
Approved competency code
- 1 year of Fine Art