Grennaskolan is
a boarding school located in idyllic Gränna, in the southern part of Sweden. It offers international and national programmes in both English and Swedish including the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

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IB Theory of Knowledge resources

The ToK Essay
Expert tips
Here are some experts who have set out to help you to write a great
ToK Essay. Their advice is indispensible!
Dr. Richard van de Lagemaat is one of the most experienced TOK teachers around. He is the author of the book Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma. Writing a TOK Essay "is a comprehensive guide to tackling the essay-writing component of the IB Theory of Knowledge assessment." Cambridge University Press Writing a TOK Essay
Alex Bird is the Head of ToK at Atlantic College in Wales: This page is must for the ToK student. Advice on Writing Your Theory of Knowledge Essay
This page, also by Alex Bird, has not been uppdated for a while. However, at the bottom of the page there are some graded sample essays from 2005. ThoK :: Useful Links/Resources
Eileen Dombrowski is an examiner of Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and author of Theory of Knowledge - a Students Handbook Six Steps to Writing a Good TOK Essay: A Student Guide
Nicholas Alchin is the Chief Assessor of Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and author of Theory of Knowledge - Student's Book Ten Tips on Writing a Good Theory of Knowledge Essay (1)
Ric Simms is a Chief Examiner of Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate Organization. The title is the same as for Mr Alchin's tips. However, the content is not the same. Ten Tips on Writing a Good Theory of Knowledge Essay (2)
The author is unknown, however it appears to be a ToK teacher at Rampart High in Colorado Springs. Excellent resource! Strategies for Writing a Great Prescribed Title TOK Essay
The author seems to be anonymous here too, but the resource is published by St Julien's Shool in Carcavelos, Portugal and is taken from The Open University Project and Assignment Guide 2001. Referencing requirements
Essay samples
CourseworkBank.Co.Uk - The UK's Largest Free Coursework and Essay Database CourseworkBank.Co.Uk - International Baccalaureate (IB) Essays and Coursework
At you can find some 60 ToK essays. You need to be a member but you may swap your work for free access, or pay a fee of £4.99 Theory of Knowledge Essays A collection of Theory of Knowledge Essays
The ToK Presentation
Expert Tips
Alex Bird is the Head of TOK at Atlantic College in Wales. This page is must for the ToK student. Advice on Your Theory of Knowledge Presentation
Nicholas Alchin is the Chief Assessor of Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and author of Theory of Knowledge - Student's Book Ten Tips on Theory of Knowledge Presentations
Fun Stuff
Business and Pleasure! There is nothing wrong with having fun! IB TOK Presentation Introduction - Directed and Produced by Kishore Chittella. From Google Video
But is it true?
Susan Beck, Collection Development Coordinator at New Mexico State University Library has made this excellent site available. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial. A resource provided by UC Berkely. Not just about finding information but also about how to critically evaluate the information. Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
Other ToK Resources
Amy Scott is an experienced  ToK teacher at Coral Reef High, with a very generous homepage. Lots of interesting and useful reources for the student and the teacher.
The sites on this theory of knowledge portal provided by Anagnosis  Books "have been selected by experienced ToK teachers to form a body of resources for anyone teaching or studying IB Theory of Knowledge and to encourage critical thinking. The sites are being constantly updated." Recommended! IBToK - IB Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Resources
Kai Arste at Atlantic College Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, offers this Excellent site with loads of Exercises and Classroom activitities for students and teachers of ToK (or ThoK) KA's ThoK notes
A teacher, Mr Duncan, at Colonel By Secondary School, Canada has put this Theory of Knowledge home page together. Well worth a visit! Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy Resources
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a non-profit organization run by the editors.  Terms and concepts from A-Z from the world of Philosophy . The Internet Encyklopedia of Philosophy
Another Encyklopedia from the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University. Stanford Encyklopedia of Philosophy
Environmental Ethics:  An Introduction by Ernest Partridge, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
Environmental Ethics:  An Introduction
Garth Kemerling offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition. Philosophy Pages
Gareth Southwell is a teacher of Philosophy and offers this useful ToK resource on Scepticism, Rationalism, Empiricism, Perception, Knowledge, Essays Philosophy Online ToK section
What's the Meaning of Life? and nine other big questions from the International Society for Philosophers. The Ten Big Questions 
Bertrand Russell's entry on Theory of Knowledge in The Encyclopaedia Britannica from 1926 Theory of Knowledge by Bertrand Russell
Fun Stuff
Challenging games and acitivities from The Philosopher's Magazine Online Games and Interactive Activities
Film Resources
The Film and Philosophy Database From Australian National University contains details of around 500 films which can be used to enhance philosophy teaching at all levels. ANU - Faculty of Arts Philosophy Film Database
Relevant philosophical texts, notes, or references for a selection of films provided by Frostburg State University Pilosophical Films
Discussion questions for a selection of films provided by the Univerity of Tennessee at Martin Philosophical Films
IB Schools
Nørre Gymnasium in Copenhagen offers lots of resources fot the TOK teacher and student. Nørre Gymnasium Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Very useful resources, tips and links from St. Julians School in Portugal Theory of Knowledge at St. Julians School
Link resources
This collection includes over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and has several additional features. EpistemeLinks
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet by Peter Suber, Philosophy Department, Earlham College. This site is no longer updated. However, many of the links are still alive and useful. Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
Here is a university site. It is no longer updated. Still a few interesting links, though. Princeton University's Theory of Knowledge class
A collection of links to Internet Resources from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute Library (in need of updating) Theory of Knowledge Resources
Commercial Sites
The name of the site says it all. Critical Thinking Course Online
Digitalbrain is a provider of e-learning. Their TOK pages are free, and well worth a visit Digitalbrain
InThinking - A Website and company run by Richard van de Lagemaat. This is how they present themselves: "InThinking is an innovative educational consultancy service which promotes critical thinking skills across the curriculum and offers a range of creative educational solutions." InThinking
Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series with Ken Taylor and John Perry of Stanford University. Philosophy Talk 
Ways of Knowing
An excellent explanation of Optical Illusions with some exciting examples from Wikipedia Optical illusion
Weird and wonderful optical illusions. Akiyoshi warns us that some of the pictures on this website can cause dizziness or might possibly cause epileptic seizures. Akiyoshi's illusion pages
These pages by the ophtalmologist Michael Bach, demonstrate visual phenomena, and »optical« or »visual illusions«. 75 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena
Loads of exciting  optical illusions! Optical Illusion Galleries
This wonderful resource describes the known logical fallacies.Informative and great fun. Stephen's Guide to Fallacies


Updated 2008-02-03

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