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Explicações - 3. Theory of knowlege


The theory of knowledge (TOK) requirement is central to the educational philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

It is a stated aim of TOK that students should become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases, regardless of whether, ultimately, these biases are retained, revised or rejected.

TOK also has an important role to play in providing coherence for the student as it transcends and links academic subject areas, thus demonstrating the ways in which they can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.



It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to:

- reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge;

- consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world;

In addition, it prompts students to:

  - be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge;

- recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world;


Sofia Mendez de Vigo

Licenciada em Psicologia Clínica e especialista no ensino para crianças com dificuldades de aprendizagem. Utiliza técnicas inovadoras e específ ...