Theory of Knowledge

How do we know things? We know things because we use a range of methods of inquiry that incorporate ways of knowing to help construct knowledge in different areas of knowledge (AOKs).

The theory of knowledge course distinguishes between eight AOKs:

  • mathematics
  • natural sciences
  • human sciences
  • history
  • the arts
  • ethics
  • religious knowledge systems
  • indigenous knowledge systems.

Students must explore a range of AOKs. It is suggested that six of these eight would be appropriate.