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BCIS Hosts TOK Retreat

November, 2008
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TOK On October 31 and November 1, Beijing City International School (BCIS) hosted a TOK (Theory of Knowledge) retreat for a group students who are doing the IB Diploma Program.

The students from four IB schools – BCIS, Beijing BISS International School, Western Academy of Beijing, and Dulwich College Beijing – spent the two days in workshops with different TOK teachers from the schools looking at “ways of knowing,” including perception, reasoning/logic, emotion and language.

They discussed topics such as the meaning of perception, the limitations of perception, defining language, and emotion’s usefulness as a tool towards knowledge, according to BCIS TOK teacher and the retreat organizer Nick Daniel.

“The aim of the retreat is to bring together DP schools in the region so that students and teachers can collaborate and explore some of the important aspects of this subject,” said Daniel, who wants to have similar events periodically in the future.

At the end of the retreat, groups of students were required to prepare and deliver a presentation which were critiqued afterwards.

TOK is considered a core part of the IB Diploma Program, which all students are required to take in addition to their six academic subjects. The course is assessed through a final essay and presentation at the end of Grade 12.

“It is a subject which explores knowledge issues, such as how we know the things we know, and how reliable different areas of knowledge, and knowledge claims, are,” said Daniel.

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