What is the TOK EXHIBITION?
The TOK exhibition assesses our ability to show how TOK manifests in the world
around us. The exhibition is an internal assessment component; it is marked by our teacher and is
externally moderated by the IB. It comprises a cycle of our understanding on the concepts of
and is certainly drew on the kind of skills that characterise TOK, such as critical and creative thinking, media literacy, communicating ideas clearly,
prepare 950 word commentary on the selected objects in relation to our prompts
and so on.
What was the name of our exhibition?
Our classmate Sylvia designed the theme idea of
“KNOWR AT THE
the invite aesthetically
to the liking of all of us
How was CJC-IBDP TOK exhibition structured?
We had two sessions first one was specifically for the year one students, where they had the opportunity to have direct interaction with us about this assessment in TOK course. Their questions not only helped us to frame our thoughts about explanations on our prompts; but also our answers made exhibition assessment process, assessment criteria, execution clearer for them; strictly for their own exhibition next year. Session two was designed to showcase our TOK learning, progress and vigour of TOK assessment in front of our invited parents and teachers. This session started with address by our DPC Sheela Ma’am emphasising the need and role of TOK learning experiences in our lives and to keep progressing towards our success in IBDP. Our TOK teacher gave an overview of the exhibition to parents and explained the purpose before we took to a gallery view of our exhibition led by Roshan. These two sessions led us solidify our understanding on many aspects of TOK assessments, learning and exhibiting it to outer world.
How TOK Exhibition worked for us
We were asked to pick single knowledge question “PROMPT” of our choice and get three objects to justify our links with this prompt. We were then advised to demonstrate our individual understanding of the key elements/concepts of TOK and integrate it in our write ups. In this process we used various strategies of thinking based on focused inquiry, critically evaluating our discussion and conclusions on link we drew. Then we were asked to volunteer to set up virtual exhibition platform to communicate, present our learning, honestly with the parent and teachers on the day of exhibition. This communication was sitting in our discussions focused on our object commentaries in an interactive session. We take pride in letting you know about this lively exhibition that enabled us to take one smaller step towards knowing about our thinking strides into the world of learning.
All of us were actively engaged in to the designing, curating, exhibiting and interacting processes and assisted each other on art steps to construct our exhibition. Contributions of Diyanshu, Deepika, Sitikshu, Shruti were commendable. All other classmates were involved in guiding with their ideas of improvements as an when needed. Successful mapping of our TOK learning from exhibition in front of parents and teachers was done by recording and over all a well spent time together to celebrate this unique learning opportunity provided in TOK. The process of virtual tour and interaction was guided by us Nikita and Aswath. Link to the TOK full exhibition is available at the YouTube channel of CJCIBDP.
Some key understandings for our class from this exhibition
While it made all of us mindful of your choices about own thinking on the links from our objects to the real world, provoked thoughts to use our prompts in a greater way, learning in a democratic fashion in the class , deconstructing prompts’ aspects and using our teacher’s feedback in improving on our tasks is crucial to it.
Reflections of our classmates on the process of preparations for it.
“The discussions gave me a more specific insight to choose my desired prompt, objects, and theme which align with linking these three parts.” “We now understand some of the key TOK terms/concepts/themes to be able to apply them to the “real world” through this exhibition.” “Preparation discussions in the class helped me evaluate my choices and see where I could establish the connections.” “We had multiple sessions about what counts as an object, and what the different ways of selecting them were. Moreover, sessions about samples helped me see how to choose prompts and themes in such a way that I can integrate all my points well.” “The discussions in class allowed me to actually understand what was asked of me in the TOK exhibition. We also had classes about what was considered an object, which helped me immensely."
Nikita and Aswath for the batch of 2020—22.