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. They have commonalities and differences which are important to pinpoint including: specialized insider vocabulary, underlying assumptions and persistent open questions or frontiers.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE KEY ELEMENTS
3. Methods and tools
1. THE NATURAL SCIENCES
4. THE ARTS
Non-linguistic forms of representation: Shostakovich 8th string quartet
Evoked emotions art gallery
Picasso’s lie and Coleridge's willing suspension of disbelief
Imagination (with constraints) and living in the subjunctive
Rembrandt self portraits
Duchamp's Fountain and Cage's 4'33''
The value of art
Astonishing high art brain imaging