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 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
1. NATURAL SCIENCES
4. THE ARTS
Non-linguistic forms of representation: Shostakovich 8th string quartet
Picasso’s lie and Coleridge's willing suspension of disbelief
Rembrandt self portraits
Duchamp's Fountain and Cage's 4'33''
The value of art
5. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
Are ethics and morality the same thing?
The seven deadly sins
Vera Drake: saint or serial killer writing assignment
Asch and Milgram experiments
Gorilla language and personhood