“In gaining knowledge, each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge_1

shobha nayar pan
Mind Map by , created almost 4 years ago

my tok essay plan

1809
3
0
Tags
Julianapabab
Created by Julianapabab almost 4 years ago
shobha nayar pan
Copied by shobha nayar pan almost 4 years ago
shobha nayar pan
Copied by shobha nayar pan almost 4 years ago
To what extent do the concepts that we use shape the conclusions that we reach?
alejandra.101672
"Cuando se adquieren conocimientos, cada área de conocimiento emplea una red de formas de conocimiento." Discuta esta afirmación haciendo referencia a dos áreas de conocimiento.
valentina.1015875227
¿En qué medida determinan los conceptos que empleamos las conclusiones a las que llegamos?
Laura Sofia Garc
GCSE AQA Biology 1 Nerves & Hormones
Lilac Potato
Biology (B2)
Sian Griffiths
Theory of Knowledge Essay Preparation
Derek Cumberbatch
TOK mindmap “Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.”
Gabriela Serpa
GCSE History: The 2014 Source Paper
James McConnell
“The knower’s perspective is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Lucia Rocha Mejia
4. Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished. Consider the claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.
sofia.callamand
“In gaining knowledge, each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge_1
1 Thesis
1.1 Ways of knowing are what provide us with the necessary information and understanding in order to develop knowledge within an area of knowledge. Ways of knowing interact with each other to a very high extent; therefore each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing in gaining knowledge.
1.1.1 One way of Knowing is not enough to get the necessary information and understanding to gain knowledge.
1.1.2 By using different ways of knowing, a deeper understading within an area is gained. this is because they provided different perspectives and methods to understand and gain knowlegde
1.1.3 Ways of knowing need eachother. They become stroger, more reliable and effective when linked with one another. This means that, for example, intuition alone is not as effective in gaining knowledgeas intuiton and reason together
2 Central knowledge question
2.1 To what extent do ways of knowing interact with eachother in order to build up knowledge?
2.1.1 To what extent is a way of knowing more important than the others to gain knowledge within an area?
2.1.2 To what extent is the knowledge obtained through different ways more relevant than that obtained by one way of knowing?
3 Reasons i'm interested in the title
3.1 The title makes me analyze and reflect the ways in which we gain knowledge within specific areas of knowledge. This is interesting as many questios arise: do WoK’s really interact with eachother? Is there any AoK that uses only one WoK to gain knowledge?...
3.2 The title allows me to show my understanding of TOK and explore knowledge through various perspectives and lenses. As it asks me to focus in 2 specific areas of knowledge, it allows me to be specific and evaluate each one of them thoroughly
3.3 This title is interesting as it is asking us to link together important aspects of TOK (ways of knowing) in order to show their importance within an area of knowledge. I think it is very interesting to think about ways of knowing; their relationship with each other and with the different areas. This is because when we understand this we can understand how is it that we gain knowledge.
4 Areas of knowledge
4.1 The arts
4.1.1 The arts are an area of knowledge based on creative skill. This suggests that it is a more subjective area of knowledge; that knowledge for the arts is not very specific and cannot be classified as right or wrong. This means that the arts use emotion and imagination as directly influential ways of knowing. However, reason is also essential for an artwork to be effective, due to the fact that an artist needs to support his creative process. Moreover, language is used in the arts to communicate ideas and concepts. Having this said, the arts are an area of knowledge that uses a network of different ways of knowing in order to gain knowledge.
4.1.1.1 Ways of knwing
4.1.1.1.1 Reason • Intuition • Emotion • Language • Memory
4.2 Mathematics
4.2.1 Mathematics is a very rational area of knowledge. It is based on absolute objectivity and only works if every element and component is logic with each other. However, mathematic are used in many other fields such as design, medicine and social sciences. This means that reason is not enough in order to get sufficient knowledge within this area. Intuition, memory and language are also extremely effective in allowing us to gain knowledge. Mathematics is also believes to be the language of the universe, hence language as a WoK is directly related to this.
4.2.2 Mathematics is a very rational area of knowledge. It is based on absolute objectivity and only works if every element and component is logic with each other. However, mathematic are used in many other fields such as design, medicine and social sciences. This means that reason is not enough in order to get sufficient knowledge within this area. Intuition, memory and language are also extremely effective in allowing us to gain knowledge. Mathematics is also believes to be the language of the universe, hence language as a WoK is directly related to this
4.2.2.1 for arts & math
5 Possible counter arguments
5.1 It is possible to say that emotion and imagination are enough ways to gain knowledge in the arts. This depends no only on the artwork created, but on the type of art (i.e. Music, visual arts, drama). It is possible that one art needs more WoK’s than the other, depending on their different aims. It is not necessary to have historical knowledge or knowledge of the artistic techniques in a piece (using reason) to understand and connect with it. This suggests that a network of ways of knowing is not completely necessary in order to gain knowledge within the arts.
5.2 Arguing that a network of ways of knowing is needed in mathematics can be wrong. Sometimes, reason is enough to get the necessary information and understanding to gain knowledge. If a lot of logic and reasoning is applied, an individual can connect with and understand mathematics. It is also important to question if humans created mathematics or if they existed and were discovered. This is because if they existed, it was by reasoning that humans discovered them and developed them. In mathematics, things are right or wrong; black or white; there are no gray spaces. This suggests that some WoKs don’t apply here, such as emotion.
5.3 Ways of knowing interact with each other only to a certain extent. -They don't all interact with each other. -sometimes it is possible to gain knowledge only with one WoK. -Sometimes it it not necessary to gain a deep knowledge, hence one WoK is enough

Media attachments