Theory of Knowledge Yr 2
The TOK course, a flagship element in the Diploma Programme, encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. Its core content is questions like these: What counts as knowledge? How does it grow? What are its limits? Who owns knowledge? What is the value of knowledge? What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge? This is the first year of study in the TOK course, which will culminate in an internally assessed oral presentation approximately 10 minutes in length.
Based on the theories of Carol Dweck and Rick Wormeli, we have developed a policy of re-assessment to support students’ growth in re-learning and mastering skills. The purpose of re-assessment is to deepen understanding and demonstrate that the student has acquired steady growth.
Re-assessment is not a tool simply to raise a grade, nor is it a substitute for lack of preparation on the initial assessment.
In order to re-assess on an assignment, a student must write a reflection as to why s/he was not successful on the first assessment, a rationale for re-assessment, as well as a plan for how s/he will prepare for the re-assessment.