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ISJ Fall 2020: Teaching the Inquisitive: The Qualities and Considerations Necessary to be a Successful Teacher of Theory of Knowledge in the IBDP. Part 2 / Bill Roberts


In the first part of the article looking at the qualities and considerations necessary to be a successful Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teacher, it was noted that the qualities of good teaching are mirrored by the qualities that we want in our students and the skills that they learn and acquire. In that article it was suggested that teachers need to have a thoughtful understanding of the role of questioning, they need to be reflective, they should understand and be able to apply critical thinking and they should have an understanding of “space” (both physical and verbal) within the classroom. In this article I will be taking these ideas further and looking at how the new curriculum introduced by the IB, which starts teaching in August/September 2020, is affected by and affects the qualities and considerations needed to be a successful teacher of Theory of Knowledge.