Ways of knowing (2015 syllabus)

The ways of knowing are the mechanisms via which we produce and make sense of our knowledge. The 2015 TOK course identifies 8 different ways of knowing, although they work very much in unison to help to navigate the world.

Updates the site

The site is now (May/June 2020) transitioning from providing course content that is based on the 2015 syllabus (with 8 WOKs and 8 AOKs) to the 2022 syllabus (with a Core theme – Knowledge & and knower, 5 Optional themesindigenous societies, language, politics, religion, and technology, and 5 ‘new’ Areas of knowledgethe arts, history, the human sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences). This means that a lot of the materials on the site have been edited and updated, and some of it is now incorporated within these new sections of the site.

Discussion point documents

We’ve also moved a lot of the 2015 content onto ‘discussion point’ documents. You can access these Google Docs by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions about accessing content, use the contact form at the bottom of the page to get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Sense perception

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Cite this page as: Dunn, Michael. WOKs (6 May 2013). theoryofknowledge.net. https://theoryofknowledge.net/tok-2015/ways-of-knowing/ Last accessed: 3 July 2020