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TOK Terms by Mind Map: TOK Terms
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TOK Terms

Knowledge

Definition: 1 facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject: a thirst for knowledge | her considerable knowledge of antiques. • what is known in a particular field or in total; facts and information: the transmission of knowledge. • Philosophy true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion. 2 awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: the program had been developed without his knowledge | he denied all knowledge of the overnight incidents

Information

Definition: information is any form of message as long as it can be released and understood i.e. it can be communicated

Data

Definition: A dictionary definition is ‘Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.’ The data and facts gained through study, research and communication can comprise of our knowledg

Belief

Definition: 1 an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists: his belief in the value of hard work | a belief that solitude nourishes creativity. • something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction: contrary to popular belief, Aramaic is a living language | we're prepared to fight for our beliefs. • A religious conviction: Christian beliefs |I'm afraid to say belief has gone | local beliefs and customs. 2 (belief in) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something: a belief in democratic politics |I've still got belief in myself.

Faith

Definition: 1 confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in anothers ability. 2.belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact. 3.belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims. 4.belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty. 5.a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.

Opinion

Definition: A view or judgement of something not necessarily based on fact.

Understanding

definition 1. mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours. 2.intellectual faculties; intelligence; mind: a quick understanding. 3.superior power of discernment; enlightened intelligence: With her keen understanding she should have become a leader. 4.knowledge of or familiarity with a particular thing; skill in dealing with or handling something: an understanding of accounting practice. 5.a state of cooperative or mutually tolerant relations between people: To him, understanding and goodwill were the supreme virtues.

Theory

Definition: a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained:Darwin's theory of evolution.

Explanation

Definition: A statement or account that makes something clear: the birth rate is central to any explanation of population trends. • a reason or justification given for an action or belief: Freud tried to make sex the explanation for everything | my application was rejected without explanation

Wisdom

Definition: A dictionary definition of wisdom would be ‘The soundness of an action or decision with a regard to the application of such experience, knowledge and good judgement.