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Theory of Knowledge

"Theory of Knowledge" is a course required for all Edison students that are candidates for the IB Medallion or IB Diploma.  The full year course is taken two days per week during the Advisory period of the student's junior year, and as an elective course during the fall of the student's senior year.  

The course prepares students to write a Theory of Knowledge Essay, which is sent to IB for evaluation, and create a Theory of Knowledge Presentation, which is evaluated by Mr. Athorn.  Both of those formal assessments take place in the twelfth grade year.

During the course, we will have discussions, presentations, guest speakers and readings relating to the study of epistemology.  The guiding questions:

WHAT do we know?

HOW do we know that we know it?


Both of the syllabi for the two theory of knowledge courses are posted below.  

IF you missed a day of class, or you need to go back and revisit something, here are links to our class slideshows with daily lessons and resources:

Theory of Knowledge I (Advisory)

Theory of Knowledge II (2nd and 3rd Period)

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at



document Theory of Knowledge I Syllabus   --  For the 11th Grade TOK-Advisory course
document Theory of Knowledge II Syllabus   --  For the 12th Grade Theory of Knowledge Course (1st Semester only)