What is TOK?

  • Theory of knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.

    It is one of the components of the DP core and is mandatory for all students. The TOK requirement is central to the educational philosophy of the DP.


  • How is TOK structured?

  • What is the significance of TOK?

  • Assessment of TOK?

  • How are points awarded in the DP core?

  • What is the TOK/EE matrix