The focus of the discussion should not be the differentiation between "right" and "wrong" ideas but on the quality of justification and a balanced approach to the knowledge claim in question.
The TOK course uses a combination, in no particular order ("many entry points and sequences are possible"): Having followed the course, students should be competent to analyse knowledge claims and respond to knowledge issues in the context of different areas of knowledge and ways of knowing, expressing ideas accurately and honestly, using examples from their own experiences as learners and in outside life.
" and the presentation is expected to show why the topic is significant, linking it to a relevant main knowledge question (KQ), and discussing those issues and examining the implications of approaching the question from different perspectives, given by WOKs (ways of knowing), taken through one or two of the AOKs (Areas of knowledge).
Teachers have wide latitude to help with topic selection and identifying suitable approaches.
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Theory of Knowledge essay is a 1200–1600 word essay on prescribed topics or titles created by the IB. About two-thirds of your final TOK grade is determined by your score on your TOK essay.
As the name suggests, your Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay should focus on knowledge issues (what is knowledge?
Theory of knowledge (TOK) is a required core subject in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
A similar system is used for the extended essay and students can gain up to 3 points for the diploma based on the grades achieved for TOK and EE.
No diploma is awarded if a candidate fails to submit either the TOK essay or TOK presentation, or receives grade E for either the extended essay or theory of knowledge.