On Friday, May 13th, the Year I IB Diploma Programme students hosted our second annual Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Exhibition.
The TOK exhibition has replaced the original TOK presentation as the course’s internal assessment (IA). The purpose of the exhibition is for students to demonstrate how TOK manifests itself in the world around them. They do this through creating an exhibition of three objects which have a real-world context, and demonstrating how these objects connect to one of the IA prompts provided by the IB. Throughout the year, students have been working towards this final event, completing related assessments, such as show & tell, mini exhibition posters and a mock exhibition.
These are some of the prompts our students explored:
- Why do we seek knowledge?
- Does some knowledge belong only to particular communities of knowers?
- What is the relationship between knowledge and culture?
- Can new knowledge change established values or beliefs?
- To what extent is certainty attainable?
- What counts as good evidence for a claim? (IBDP Theory of Knowledge Subject Guide, 2020)
Contrary to last year, we were able to host the exhibition in person, in our school library and IB room spaces. Teachers and students from middle and high school joined to learn more about the Theory of Knowledge course, as well as gain new knowledge related to each unique individual exhibition.
We commend the students for their efforts in completing the TOK exhibition in their first year of the IB Diploma Programme, and celebrate their first completed IA of many!