TOK-bite video 1: what’s new in the IB syllabus and the support available

Jane Sly

The Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma is changing. And so we understand that in addition to reviewing syllabus material directly from IB, you will also be looking for extra support from us for the IB TOK syllabus 2022.

We have undertaken global teacher research to understand the needs of TOK teachers and students. As a result, we have developed our new course guide, skills book and teacher’s resource to support the syllabus changes. Along with developing our brand new Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma resources, we are also delighted to welcome you to our new video series ‘TOK-bites’. This series videos deconstructs the syllabus changes, with guidance, hints and tips along the way from our authors.

In this first TOK-bite video, Wendy Heydorn and Susan Jesudason explain what the main changes to the syllabus below mean for you and your students.

IB TOK syllabus 2022

– New Core Theme
– Five optional themes and new internal assessment
– Five compulsory Areas of Knowledge with ethics as a compulsory element within each
– New focus on discussing and exploring knowledge questions
– New Knowledge Framework and removal of old terminology

Look out for TOK-bite 2 that focuses on teaching the new Core Theme ‘Knowledge and the Knower’.