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International Baccalaureate

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Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge is a required course for Diploma candidates. The course examines the origins and validity of various forms of knowledge (ways of knowing). The content comprises the various subject areas of a student’s IB education, as well as personal beliefs acquired in and out of school. It also entails critical reflection on what the student claims to know and what others profess as knowledge. In TOK the student discovers that there may not be right or wrong answers but there are standards for judgement and defences of knowledge claims.