He also stresses that any study of human ecology presupposes context-dependence and provides case studies of context-dependent exploration of human ecology in the cases of an Arctic Inuit community in the Northwest Territories of Canada and the Inupiat community of Wainwright, Alaska, that demonstrate the theoretical and practical implications of human ecological research in terms of the key elements of biocultural diversity, ways of knowing, and community participation.
What does WOK stand for?
WOK stands for Ways of Knowing
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We have 9 other meanings of WOK in our Acronym Attic
- Wheels of Justice (various organizations)
- Word of Justice
- World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries (New York, NY)
- Wings Over Jordan Choir
- Words of Jesus Christ
- Western Ohio Junior Football Conference
- Warrant Officer, Junior Grade
- Western Ontario Junior Hockey League (Canada)
- World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales (also seen as JMWO)
- Warszawska Opera Kameralna (Polish: Warsaw Chamber Opera; Warsaw, Poland)
- Wealth of Knowledge
- Werkgroep Onderzoek Kwaliteit (Dutch: Quality Research Working Group)
- World of Kaomaris (online game)
- World of Kickboxing (magazine)
- Wrath of Khan (Star Trek movie)
- Wipe Out Kids' Cancer
- World of KJ (movie website)
- Workshop on Korean Linguistics
- Works Okay on My System
- Willys-Overland-Knight Registry (car club)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Radical youth work is gaining popularity as a means of teaching adults how, in collaboration with youth, they can challenge dominant ways of knowing.
Using the environment of the critical care unit as an example, I want to discuss some of the shortcomings of a purely empirical approach to healthcare and argue for the importance of articulating other ways of knowing in support of a wider range of healing practices.
The basic problem is that some scientists claim that truth in these matters can be found only by their science; they deny that there are other ways of knowing, such as by God speaking to us, or philosophers deriving truths from thought passing beyond the "scientific dogma" that everything is material.
Educators need to ask whether there may be culturally preferred ways of knowing that have an impact on how students in today's diverse college classrooms make meaning of the information that is presented to them.
Culturally, perhaps we have not had a clear understanding or appreciation of feminine gifts, ways of being, and ways of knowing.
They have "successfully incorporated key Christian symbols into their ways of knowing and living without changing the essentials of their world view and ethos" (p.