In TOK, the term “human sciences” includes many of the subjects in group 3 (individuals and societies) in the Diploma Programme. In simple terms, the human sciences study the reality of being human. More specifically, the human sciences study the social, cultural and biological aspects of human existence.
The areas of knowledge are how we divide up and label the knowledge we possess. The 2015 TOK course identifies 8 different areas of knowledge, but although the nature of the knowledge within them undoubtedly varies, you should be aware that there is a great deal of overlapping both amongst themselves, and with the ways of knowing.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE The Areas of Knowledge are highly organized aggregates of shared knowledge characterized by distinct subject matter and methods of inquiry. Areas of Knowledge are socially constructed and incorporate the TOK Themes in various nuanced combinations. The individual Areas of Knowledge have endured and have evolved.
A TOK essay is about how we know (instead of what we know): how we acquire, produce and pass on knowledge within these areas of knowledge. You should give examples to illustrate your points and these examples can come from subject lessons.
TOK distinguishes between eight areas of knowledge. They are mathematics, the natural sciences, the human sciences, the arts, history, ethics, religious knowledge systems, and indigenous knowledge systems. The knowledge framework is a device for exploring the areas of knowledge.Learn More
A TOK essay delves on understanding a particular area of knowledge by using knowledge questions. For many of its topics, there does not exist a correct way to answer the knowledge questions. While writing a TOK essay outline, it is critical to understand the format of writing a theory of knowledge essay.Learn More
The TOK essay is about knowledge (how we come to know things). It helps to think of the essay as though you're showing the most interesting bits of a conversation between two smart people, about how we know things. Or you could think about it like presenting two sides of an argument, in front of a judge. Each side needs to present evidence.Learn More
The areas of knowledge roughly correspond with the groups of study within the IB programme, even though there are some additional realms of knowledge such as ethics, religion and indigenous knowledge which are relevant to TOK. Within your TOK classes, you will also explore boundaries and overlaps between different areas of knowledge.Learn More
The ways of knowing in TOK are important to understand as the IBO expects you to discuss them in your TOK essays and presentations. However, no one would blame you for getting confused with all the complicated terminology found in textbooks. In this post, I will guide you through the most important information you need to know about each WOK.Learn More
There are eight areas of knowledge in TOK. Mathematics. Knowledge in mathematics strikes many people as unique: in none of the other areas of knowledge would many people claim that their knowledge is both absolutely certain and able to be shown using rigorous logical proof. Yet this is something mathematicians claim all the time.Learn More
View tok essasy from AA 1Theory of Knowledge Essay “Present Knowledge Is Wholly Dependent On Past Knowledge”. Discuss This Claim In Reference To Two Areas Of Knowledge. Word Count.Learn More
Research for your ToK essay needs to be guided, primarily, by a thorough understanding of the areas of knowledge relevant to your essay. Another important consideration concerns the justification of central beliefs; in particular, your own beliefs in the relevant knowledge areas.Learn More
What historians do is produce knowledge about the past, or, with respect to each individual, fallible historian, produce contributions to knowledge about the past. Thus the best and most concise definition of history is: “The bodies of knowledge about the past produced by historians, together with everything that is involved in the production, communication of, and teaching about that.Learn More
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Podcast and Blog. I have compiled a list of questions which should help students analyze their chosen prescribed title question (Nov 2010, and May 2011 session). The presented questions are meant as a source of inspiration. Some of you may think that simply answering these questions is enough for passing the TOK essay.Learn More
Title 6: TOK Essay May 2018: Robust Knowledge requires Both Consensus and Disagreement. KQ 1 What are the foundational causes for disagreements in an area of knowledge? KQ 2 To what extent are disagreements and consensus valuable and contribute in building Robust Knowledge? KQ 3 Which AOK(Areas of knowledge) involve more disagreements.Learn More
Theory of knowledge prescribed titles November 2009 and May 2010 Choose one title from the list below: - 1. To what extent is truth different in mathematics, the arts and ethics? 2. Examine the ways empirical evidence should be used to make progress in different areas of knowledge. 3.Learn More