TOK RETREAT:
WHY WE RETREAT

At the French American International School in San Francisco we launch the TOK experience with a three-day overnight Retreat. All students from Grade 11 attend including those taking the French baccalauréat. (These students all take a course in text-based philosophy in their senior year.) Recent overarching themes chosen by the TOK teaching team have included:

  • Media, filters and truth

  • Sense Perception

  • Borders

  • Intelligence(s)

  • Why is it important to ask why?

  • Who do you think you are?

Retreat activities generally include:

Detail from Pieter Bruegel's  Peasant Wedding  (c. 1568) Oil on wood, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Detail from Pieter Bruegel's Peasant Wedding (c. 1568) Oil on wood, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.