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Apeejay School, International conducts TOK Exhibition to pair information with imagination

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Theory of Knowledge (TOK) forms one of the major components of the IB curriculum. It encourages students to claim and respond to knowledge sources by exploring the facts, truth and context, therefore, expressing their ideas accurately by combining their perceptions with daily experiences. The programme aimed at enhancing their thinking, research-abilities, social, and communication and self-management skills, is a unique platform for students.

Apeejay School, International – South Delhi conducted a virtual International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) TOK Exhibition to make students learn that the knowledge framework contains five elements: scope and application, language, methodology, historical development and links to personal knowledge. At the programme, they were made to understand how personal knowledge and shared knowledge can be transformative.
Powered by analytical and critical thinking introduced to students at a school-level, the session had guest speakers and TOK educators Mr. Sunil Kumar, and Mr. Rajesh Jha from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ms. Nandini Basu, IBDP English-A and TOK facilitator says, “The session made students question the information they know and how they know it. They analysed real-time concepts such as a Solar Eclipse and discussed if the same is part of a belief system and what the truth behind it is. It is necessary to note that these knowledge questions may or may not have definitive answers but help their students become life-long learners by improving their thinking ability.”  

A student at Apeejay School, International, Prisha says, “The session was an enlightening experience for me because I gained a lot of confidence in my abilities. It was also refreshing to meet my classmates virtually and share new ideas with them.”
At the closing of this event, school facilitators, students and guests shared their enquiries about objects and their relevance to knowledge. It was an interactive session which saw a participation of 30 students.

“Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is one of the core components of the IB Diploma Programme. It provides students and staff a platform to reflect on the nature of knowledge that they believe they ‘know’. TOK promotes examination of all knowledge that one possesses through the prism of truth and evidence. This exhibition was one such occasion where students explored various issues related to their own beliefs and understanding.”

– Purshottam Dutt Vashisht, Principal, Apeejay School International, South Delhi

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