The fact that we are human beings implies that we think all the time, or most of the time. Regardless of the circumstance, time, place and people present around us, we think of ourselves. We think of the past, the present and the future. We think of events. We think of places.
However, in the present-day complexities of daily life, we are increasingly bombarded with information from all directions and from various sources such as from our own direct sensory experiences, from the visual, electronic and print media and from our interaction with others. This makes our large world a truly global village. With this incessant flow of information, we often have to take certain crucial decisions that have an impact on us, those around us and the community as a whole. It is thus, important that we digest and use this information more judiciously, so that it becomes relevant and useful knowledge. The process of converting the relevant information into useful knowledge is known as 'critical thinking', which is Theory of Knowledge.
The course is highly interactive with group discussions, debates, film reviews, role playing, and presentations that encourage the constant and active participation of a student. The course is assessed with an internally marked 10-minute oral presentation and an externally marked 1,200–1,600 word essay. The grades from these are combined with the grades from the Extended Essay to give up to 3 grade points towards the candidate's total score for their Diploma.
Extended Essay to give up to 3 grade points towards the candidate's total score for their Diploma.