TOK

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the I.B. Programme by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge. TOK explores both the personal and shared aspects of knowledge and investigates the relationships between them. The raw material of TOK is knowledge itself. Students think about how knowledge is arrived at in the various disciplines, what the disciplines have in common and the differences between them. The fundamental question of TOK is “how do we know that?” The answer might depend on the discipline and the purpose to which the knowledge is put. TOK explores methods of inquiry and tries to establish what it is about these methods that makes them effective as knowledge tools. In this sense TOK is concerned with knowing about knowing.

CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)

CAS is a broad-based two-year course that aims to encourage you to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis for you to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for you to respect and evaluate a range of points of view. The goals of CAS are as follows:

  1. increase awareness of their strengths and areas for growth
  2. undertake new challenges
  3. plan and initiate activities
  4. work collaboratively with others
  5. show perseverance and commitment in their activities
  6. engage with issues of global importance
  7. consider the ethical implications of their actions
  8. develop new skills


TOK/CAS

TOK

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the I.B. Programme by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge. TOK explores both the personal and shared aspects of knowledge and investigates the relationships between them. The raw material of TOK is knowledge itself. Students think about how knowledge is arrived at in the various disciplines, what the disciplines have in common and the differences between them. The fundamental question of TOK is “how do we know that?” The answer might depend on the discipline and the purpose to which the knowledge is put. TOK explores methods of inquiry and tries to establish what it is about these methods that makes them effective as knowledge tools. In this sense TOK is concerned with knowing about knowing.

CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)

CAS is a broad-based two-year course that aims to encourage you to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis for you to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for you to respect and evaluate a range of points of view. The goals of CAS are as follows:

  1. increase awareness of their strengths and areas for growth
  2. undertake new challenges
  3. plan and initiate activities
  4. work collaboratively with others
  5. show perseverance and commitment in their activities
  6. engage with issues of global importance
  7. consider the ethical implications of their actions
  8. develop new skills