The theory of knowledge essay is the externally-assessed part of tok, in contrast to the presentation, which is marked ‘in house’ you choose from a list of 6 different prescribed titles, and try to somehow cram the sum of your tok knowledge into 1600 words. Theory of knowledge (first assessment 2015) this session: criteria the essay and presentation will be tok essays a mark out of 10 is then awarded using the assessment instrument does the student present an appropriate and cogent analysis of knowledge questions in. Quora user, ib theory of knowledge at highschool teacher (1995-present) answered feb 10, what is the model/scheme of a philosophical essay how does the ib mark the extended essay is the tok essay more important than the presentation.
Knowledge questions there is a ained focus on e questions d to the cribed title - developed with investigation of different perspectives d linked effectively to s of knowledge and/or ways of knowing tok essay mark scheme author: kitching_j created date. Theory of knowledge - tok tok prescribed titles theory of knowledgenet : online resource for the theory of knowledge course tok explained and a large collection of resources - theory of knowledge (tok) is a required interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection inside and outside the classroom.
Theory of knowledge (tok) plays a special role in the international baccalaureate® (ib) diploma programme (dp), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know. Diploma programme theory of knowledge teacher support material: assessment exemplars, november 2002 3 assessed exemplars essay 1 “truth is that to which the community ultimately settles down” (charles peirce) analyse and evaluate this claim truth--its definition, its pursuit, its discovery--is central to much of human intellectual activity. 2 the tok essay (40 points) • 1200–1600 words chosen from a list of 10 titles issued annually by the ibo marks for tok and the extended essay (ee) are combined for conversion into diploma points.
Tok essay assessment criteria essay on a prescribed title a understanding knowledge issues (achievement level 0 – 10) this criterion is concerned with the extent to which the essay focuses on knowledge issues relevant to the prescribed title, and with the depth and breadth of the understanding demonstrated in the essay. The following mark scheme will give you an idea of what the markers look for when marking and grading economics essays as you will see, it all boils down to the five core thinking skills in economics tuition of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis, and evaluation. Theory of knowledge for the ib diploma: student notes understanding tok mark schemes tok assessment • details can be found on the ibo website in the document ‘theory of knowledge: understanding knowledge issues’ • students upload essays electronically to .
Extended essay the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. Supervising the tok essay the ib is fairly clear about the extent to which you can help students during the process of writing, stating first of all that your role is to ‘encourage and support’ students, provide them with ‘advice on and guidance’ about essay writing skills, and check that they have completed the essay without any outside help.