If you can't explain you don't understand. If you don't understand you don't learn

July 11, 2015, 11:00 pm

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The debate "If you can't explain you don't understand. If you don't understand you don't learn" was started by clemnlawrence on July 11, 2015, 11:00 pm. 23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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clemnlawrence, sabrina, Red, Mathew, akram, toughgamerjerry, PsychDave, Shi, BernieSanders4pres, Turtle, Sumerian and 12 visitors agree.
6 visitors disagree.

There are some exceptions to this. I can't explain integration or differentiation to someone unless they have a decent grasp of mathematics. It isn't that I don't know the subject (though admittedly I would need to brush up) it is that without the background knowledge the explanation would be incomprehensible. Likewise scientific topics that are sufficiently complex. Explaining astrophysics or quantum mechanics is impossible without a grounding in the subjects. Otherwise the explanations rely on flawed analogies and oversimplification which makes them less accurate and can result in flawed understanding.

3 years, 11 months ago

that is damn well short term learning. learning without understanding, then forget.

3 years, 11 months ago

some people might think that they understood after learning but sometimes can not explain which means did not completely understand.

3 years, 11 months ago
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