Developed in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB)
Build knowledge with this thought-provoking guide through the core theme, the five optional themes and the five areas of knowledge.
- Guide students by helping them examine the nature of knowledge and their own status as a knower.
- Develop diverse and balanced arguments with a variety of activities, case studies and Deeper Thinking features.
- Aid understanding with in-depth discussions of the twelve course concepts and detailed definitions of all key terms.
- Provide assessment support with guidance relating to the TOK Exhibition and Essay.
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Theory of Knowledge Student eTextbook 9781510475458
Theory of Knowledge Whiteboard eTextbook 9781510475441
Theory of Knowledge: Teaching for Success 9781510474659
Theory of Knowledge: Skills for Success 9781510474956
Theory of Knowledge: Skills for Success Student eTextbook 9781510475472 Hodder's Theory of Knowledge, 4th edition, boldly enters a new universe of TOK education. Reflecting IB's total revamp of the TOK curriculum, this text takes "what do we know and how do we know it?" to a new level. Henly, co-author of the 3rd Edition, and Sprague, both esteemed TOK experts, have masterfully created both a course guide and a resource textbook for teachers and students alike. Veteran TOK teachers may find the TOK curriculum changes disconcerting - the exclusion of the ways of knowing as a central part of the curriculum, for example - but armed with this text, they and their students may navigate new perspectives with confidence.
Illustrations provide visual relief to pages dense with text. Many of the illustrations have captions that pose questions, making the pages more interactive. As well, words that might be unfamiliar to students are highlighted in the text and defined in the margin. This inclusion ensures that students don't get lost in the text by bypassing unfamiliar words. Finally, the writing is both enjoyable and practical. Examples demonstrate an obvious sense of humor, from the first anecdote of getting eaten by a tiger to later examples of "bats, banana slugs and Bengal tigers" and hairy hobbit feet, making the reading engaging to young people. This sometimes playful use of real-life examples models for students how claims should be supported with original evidence for the Prescribed Title Essay, again effectively integrating course content with practical assistance. -- Priscilla Biddle - IB Coordinator, Henrico
Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma Fourth Edition