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TOK 2020

Discussion in 'International Baccalaureate' started by IdeasRoadshow, May 13, 2019.

  1. IdeasRoadshow

    IdeasRoadshow New commenter

    Hi all, I'd like to know what TOK teachers are most concerned and/or pleased about with regards to the TOK 2020 course. Who'd be interested in sharing their concerns/thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  2. ToK-tastic

    ToK-tastic New commenter

    I'm generally all round happy with the new ToK course, I'm particularly pleased that:
    • Knowledge & The Knower makes a welcome return - this helps to develop a more idiographic approach to ToK.
    • Optional Themes give us RLS from which to 'hang' ToK, it's nearly giving us content !
    • Prescribed KQs takes away endless of hours of learning how to devise KQs rather than focussing on the unpacking of KQs.
    • AoK Ethics is now integral to each of the AoKs.
    • AoK RKS moves to Themes, making it easier for students to make the distinction between Religion and Religious Knowledge.
    The end of the dreaded Presentation (&TKPPD), to be replaced by an Exhibition. I assume that Examiners will read a sample of the student's Exhibition write ups, & look at their exhibition photos. I wonder whether this will be any more reliable than the Presentation-TKPPD process ? I assume that the new Assessment Instrument will be clearer than the current, this backed with good TSM will certainly lead to a more reliable process. Without a good Assessment Instrument & strong TSMs I'm uncertain whether we'll see a better process.
  3. MyOrchid

    MyOrchid Established commenter

    Thanks for the info, ToK-tastic. It continues to boggle my mind that students have to create and present a Presentation and then are assessed based on the TKPPD! I agree that the assessment needs tightening up. I haven't seen any detailed info on the Exhibition yet, I wonder if you have a link to further details that you could share?


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