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What does WOK stand for?

WOK stands for Ways of Knowing

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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.
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.