Precepts to use in everyday life

1. Think for yourself, 2. Be yourself, 3. Speak up, 4. Feel free to agree and disagree, 5. Be honest with yourself and others, 6. Be open-minded, 7. Avoid being judgmental and 8. Question everything - even your own thinking.

TOK Essay Titles May 2021

Sunday, September 6, 2020

ToK Essay Titles May 2021

Here are the titles for students sitting the May 2021 Exams courtesy of 'TOK Tips': 

1. Accepting knowledge claims and trust.

2. Differentiating between change and progress in AOKs.

3. Labels, the organization of knowledge & constraint on understanding.

4. Statistics dual role of concealing and revealing.

5. Usefulness of AOKs combining with each other.

6. Bias and its negative and positive roles in pursuing knowledge.

Best wishes with your studies!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

ToK Essay Titles November 2020

1.       Disagreements about knowledge, resolutions and both sides of the argument.

2.      Understanding and the nature of 'what if?' questions.

3.      Centrality of humans in knowledge making and its problems.

4.      The process and end result of pursuing knowledge.

5.      Existing knowledge, the unknown and questions.

6.      Knowledge, reliability and certainty.

Good luck to everyone exploring these titles!

Monday, September 16, 2019

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles (May) 2020

Here are the ToK Essay Title topics for the May 2020 exam session:

1. Picasso, seeing and asking questions

2. Descriptions, explanations and knowledge

3. Knowledge, personal circumstances & seriousness

4. Analogies, understanding & justification

5. Theories and their limitations

6. How present knowledge depends on past knowledge

The actual titles are availble courstesy of : https://www.reddit.com/r/IBO/comments/cyn9i2/tok_essay_titles_may_2020/

Good luck!

Monday, March 4, 2019

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles (November) 2019

  1. Responsibility for accuracy between users and the producers of knowledge
  2. Individuals and the challenges for knowledge production.
  3. Changing of shared knowledge and present confidence in it.
  4. The strategy of observing and writing observations.
  5. Trade-off between scepticism and success in production of knowledge.
  6. Finding truths or significant truths in the pursuit of knowledge.

The full titles are here.

All the very best!
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles (May) 2019

The TOK Essay titles for May 2019 appear to have been published here. Here they are:

1. “The quality of knowledge is best measured by how many people accept it.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

2. “The production of knowledge is always a collaborative task and never solely a product of the individual.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

3. Do good explanations have to be true?

4. “Disinterestedness is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

5. “The production of knowledge requires accepting conclusions that go beyond the evidence for them.” Discuss this claim.

6. “One way to assure the health of a discipline is to nurture contrasting perspectives.” Discuss this claim.

Good luck!

Friday, March 2, 2018

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles (November) 2018

It looks like the Titles for November 2018 are out - the source needs verifying - but here they are:

  1. “Existing classification systems steer the acquisition of new knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
  2. “Technology provides ever-expanding access to shared knowledge. Therefore, the need to assimilate such knowledge personally is relentlessly diminishing.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?
  3. Are disputes over knowledge claims within a discipline always resolvable? Answer this question by comparing and contrasting disciplines taken from two areas of knowledge.
  4. “Those who have knowledge don’t predict. Those who predict don’t have knowledge” (Lao Tzu). Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.
  5. “Too much relevant knowledge in a field might be a hindrance to the production of knowledge in that field.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
  6. “The importance of establishing incontrovertible facts is overestimated. Most knowledge deals in ambiguity.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

Good luck!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles May 2018

Here are the May 2018 TOK Essay prompts courtesy of Larry Ferlazzo and IB TOK Essay Tutor:

1. “The fields of study of academic disciplines can overlap, but adopting interdisciplinary approaches to the production of knowledge leads only to confusion.” Discuss this claim.

2. “We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases” (adapted from JW von Goethe). Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

3. “Without the assumption of the existence of uniformities there can be no knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

4. “Suspension of disbelief” is an essential feature of theatre. Is it essential in other areas of knowledge? Develop your answer with reference to two areas of knowledge.

5. “The quality of knowledge produced by an academic discipline is directly proportional to the duration of historical development of that discipline.” Explore this claim with reference to two disciplines.

6. “Robust knowledge requires both consensus and disagreement.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

Some of them are not easy to decode, so all the best with them!