Written by experienced authors and examiners, this third edition encourages students to explore ’What is knowledge? Why, and how do we learn?’. This print and digital course guide helps shape students into internationally-minded citizens as they critically assess the world around them. Students will explore real-world examples and independently reflect on their knowledge, growing as knowers. A dedicated chapter focuses on building skills for assessment, so students will be fully prepared to excel in the essay and exhibition.
‘Before you start’ questions at the beginning of each chapter challenge students’ thinking habits and help to ignite discussion before the unit starts.
‘Explore’ activities lead students into the exploration of the TOK core, optional themes and areas of knowledge.
‘Real-world situations’ help students see how TOK themes manifest in the world around them.
‘Linking questions’ help students make connections across themes and areas of knowledge including sciences, literature and the arts.
‘Discuss’ questions promote debate in the classroom and provide the ideal opportunity to develop oral English skills.
‘Reflection’ features encourage students to analyse their development as knowers as they progress through the course
Clear and concise language, including key term pull outs with associated explanations throughout, support ESL learners.
Ethics is integrated in the course as a running thread throughout the content.
Cambridge Elevate editions are customisable and interactive, allowing students and teachers to annotate text, add audio notes and link out to external resources, both online and offline via the app.
- Part 1. Knowers and knowing: 1. Who is the Knower?
- 2. The Problem of Knowledge
- 3. Knowledge Questions and the Knowledge Framework
- 4. Truth and Wisdom
- Part 2. Optional themes: 5. Knowledge and Technology
- 6. Knowledge and Language
- 7. Knowledge and Politics
- 8. Knowledge and Religion
- 9. Knowledge and Indigenous Societies
- Part 3. Areas of Knowledge: 10. History
- 11 The Arts
- 13. The Natural Sciences
- 14. The Human Sciences
- Part 4. Assessment: 15 The ToK Exhibition and the ToK Essay