‘The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates
I believe :
- ToK is the most important element of the IB Diploma.
- ToK should be the most inspiring element of the IB Diploma.
- ToK can seem more mysterious than it actually is.
- By improving understanding in ToK IB students will improve understanding in all of their subjects.
Teaching high school for 20+ years, teaching ToK for 8 yrs, globalist, humanist, optimist, and sometimes, a little sarcastic (a failing).
I’m originally from the UK. I was incredibly fortunate to be educated at LSE, looking back at that experience I now realise that most LSE courses are actually ToK courses, so I now think that I spent 3 years at LSE doing ToK !
I then spent 12 years teaching High School in London (mainly Psychology & Sociology), then the next big fortune in my life – I was appointed to an international school in Hong Kong!
I spent 8 wonderful years learning with the amazing young people of HK, teaching Psychology and ToK. I then went and lived on a beach in Thailand for a year before moving to Malaysia. I am currently teaching at an IB School in Malaysia, where I am again fortunate to learn from an amazing group of young people.
This blog is my small way of giving back to all the students & learners who have taught me so much over the years- thank you !
Daniel Trump, Dec 2014.