The aims of the Theory of Knowledge programme are to lead students to:
• engage in reflection on and the questioning of the bases of knowledge and experience
• be aware of subjective and ideological biases
• develop a personal mode of thought based on critical examination of evidence and expressed in rational arguments.
Theory of Knowledge is a fundamental part of the IB Diploma, offering an all-embracing base from which group-specific studies follow. The programme challenges students to reflect critically on their learning experiences throughout the rest of their Diploma Programme of studies.
The Theory of Knowledge programme provides IB Diploma candidates with an opportunity to develop a coherent approach to learning which crosses subject specific boundaries and encourages internationalism.