Ways of knowing


The TOK ways of knowing are how we acquire knowledge about the world around us, and figure out our relationship with it. TOK identifies 8 different ways of knowing, each one involving a different method of gaining knowledge, but just like with the areas of knowledge, they are often intertwined and dependent on each other.


What are the ways of knowing? with Dr Naomi Goulder and Dr David Mitchell


Dr Naomi Goulder and Dr David Mitchell look at the ways of knowing, thinking about the nature of each of the eight methods of acquiring knowledge about the world. They consider the balance that needs to be established between blocking out unreliable knowledge, and remaining receptive towards knowledge that provides genuine insight, and how the ways of knowing interact with one another.

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