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Can someone please explain to me the TOK presentation structure that was prepared by Tim Woods (http://www.timwoods.org/2013/09/13/how-to-structure-a-theory-of-knowledge-presentation/)? Also, please clarify some of my doubts:-

1) Should the developments be separated according to AOK's (Ex:-Development 1=Natural sciences, Development 2=Human Sciences, Development 3=History)?

2) Should the claims and counter-claims be general statements or RLS related. For example, should a claim be 'Technology is changing our way of life' (general) or 'Iphone's are changing our way of life'?

3) Should the claims and counter-claims be about two completely different situations or should it be in the form of a for (claim)-against (counter-claim) debate?

Those who have completed their presentations, please PM me your PPT's so I can use them as samples to work on mine. That would be really valuable. Thank you so much for all your help and support!

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Claims and counter-claims (c/cc) should be for the KQ knowledge questions, but the supporting examples to your c/cc can be more arguments, thought experiments, or examples from RLS. The ToK presentation should be organized in a way, based on personal preferences, that best elevate your arguments in context of your RLS and KQ. Smooth transitions and well-planned logic can make your case more solid and convincing. A debate is a valid, but not the only, method to a ToK presentation. One drawback to avoid for debates is abrupt transitions. Ultimately the ToK is moderated based on your TK/PPD form which should be just as elaborate and organized as the presentation itself. 


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Please see  20 plus RLS and case studies  with sample KQ (Knowledge Questions) for the year 2016 for TOK Presentation. Ideally IB stipulates events/situations NOT earlier than 6 months from your academic year.




Importance of KQ and RLS.

KQ( Knowledge Question): The Soul of the Presentation


·      The KQ or the knowledge question earlier referred by IB as KI (Knowledge Issue) is the search tool to build the body of your TOK Presentation. The KQs are open ended and incisive, asking for thoughtful and critical examination of the topic.


·      Develop the TOK Presentation by connecting and weaving the threads of understanding the answers to your KQs.


·      A typical KQ explores a particular topic /theme in depth or combines examining any particular AOK with a WOK tool. We have formulated sample KQs for the TOK Presentations for you to work on.



RLS (Real Life Situation): The essential for TOK Presentation


Examples and Case Studies...



·      RLS or simply put incidents from reality serve as examples for explaining and justifying our claims/counterclaims in the TOK Presentation. They serve as anecdotal evidence for our arguments.


·      RLS also double up as the case studies for TOK Presentation topics. RLS need not be contentious in nature. Good choices of RLS involve different viewpoints and are significant to us as civilization. These will prompt and invoke interesting debate and discussion.


·      The RLS used in the TOK Presentation are normally picked from the current events of your IB Diploma years. The more we can connect the AOK and WOK to the RLS, the better it is!


Hope this helps.




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