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Some experts (athletes, dancers, musicians, visual artists, cabinet makers, lab technicians, mechanics, surgeon, etc.) may have acquired knowledge that is difficult to describe in words. Does this mean that other Ways of Knowing play a more important role

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TOK Essay Some experts (athletes, dancers, musicians, visual artists, cabinet makers, lab technicians, mechanics, surgeon, etc.) may have acquired knowledge that is difficult to describe in words. Does this mean that other Ways of Knowing play a more important role than language in knowing how to do something? Language is defined as "a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings". Nowadays language plays a crucial part in the existence of human life and is used as a major way of knowing, by the side of others like perception and emotion. These are connected to further areas of knowledge like mathematics and ethics along others. Mathematics is approximately applicable for everything. No matter what, even though experts have acquired a special knowledge the have to be aware of maths so they can complete their function. Mathematics involves dimension and precision, which can be decisive in any of the functions mentioned on the question. The space for dancers to perform in a group needs to be calculated carefully so they all fit in and don't run into each other. ...read more.

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In many games the supporting and cheering coming from the fans may affect a lot in the game. With fans standing on their side, the morale of the players is increased and like that they are more confident of what they do and try, willing to do their best for their supporters. Besides that, opponents may as well feel harmed by fans making a lot of noise and being present in the game, yet fans can get players less confident by being mad at them and booing at their display. Another way that it can alter the game in team sports is by involving player's emotions and feelings they have with other companions. This could make him think twice before trying to help the squad by collaborating with this player, costing the team further opportunities. Excess of friendship between team companions can also, possibly, be unpleasant to the team as maybe they will try to keep that match between each other and not involve the whole team. Self-esteem of players can also help them in joining in the game and producing in a higher level. Believing in their selves is essential for them to experience better performances. ...read more.

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Perspective is essential in the action while emotion can be decisive and will make you try more. Language makes it easier, ethics are necessary specially when you are playing with friends and there is no referee and maths needs to be applied to see if the ball passes though a tight spot. In relevance to all these aspects discussed, other ways of knowing are really more important than language in knowing how to do something. Knowing that does not really make a great part of doing something, however knowing how is more relevant because the expert goes out there and does it, with no need of other things; he already knows what to do. But still, to get to the status of knowing how that person need to use language so he can first know that and eventually with practice, he will be able to go out there and do it. Due to this language is less important than the other areas mentioned with are directly involved in the activity, but it is of great utility in the action and necessary for people that still need to have the idea of knowing that. ...read more.

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