The areas of knowledge, which are situated within the perimeter of the TOK diagram (figure 1), are subject areas or disciplines into which knowledge is frequently classified. They may be seen as an application of ways of knowing, perhaps shaped by methodology, to particular subject matter. The questions that follow in this section deal with both the rationale for such classification and the interdisciplinary comparisons that clarify or challenge the division of knowledge into areas. Reference to the following linking questions may also be useful.
The students? own experience as knowers would ideally base many of the questions on their studies in the Diploma Programme. Teachers may find it necessary to supplement the students? educational experience with additional concepts, but they should be guided always by the aim of stimulating students? personal reflection on knowledge. The question ?How do I know??, which is implied in the ?Ways of knowing? section, interacts in this section with another question, ?What do I know??, or, more specifically, ?How do I know that a given assertion is true, or a given judgment is well grounded??
You cant have strength without a muscle, and you can?t drive without a car. You can have a muscle and not lift a weight, and you can have a car and not drive it. Having them gives you the choice of using them. If you did not have them, you would have no choice. Without having faith in the heart, we are not able to choose to believe. Believing is only an option once you have faith in the heart. And faith only comes by hearing from God. Many times we try to believe before we have faith. We may even fool ourselves into thinking we have faith and that we are believing. We call this condition mental assent. It means that we are only mentally ?assenting?, or agreeing, to the promise of God and not fully believing it in the heart.
"Both false and true rumors may be flying by the end of this week. Secret negotiations should be finished by Thursday or so. Before the end of July your position should be secure, even if this means changing jobs. Through your own efforts, a nice bonus can be had within one week even though you do not really expect it. This is a month in which you are concerned about personal matters."