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 Ways of Knowing in various nuanced combinations.
The individual Areas of Knowledge have endured and have evolved. They have commonalities and differences which are important to pinpoint including: specialized insider vocabulary, underlying assumptions and persistent open questions or frontiers.
From the TOK perspective the Areas of Knowledge encompass not only the Academic Disciplines but also Religious and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE FRAMEWORK:
4. Historical development
5. Links to personal knowledge