Just out of interest I looked-up the difference between 'understand' and 'knowledge' in the Oxford Dictionary:
facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education
; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject
(I burst out laughing when I read the first part).
the ability to understand something; comprehension
(The definition for 'comprehension' in the same as above interestingly)
Huh? Okay, let's look up 'understand' then…
perceive the intended meaning of
So really by
Assignments are a test of understanding not necessarily of knowledge.
Assignments are a test of theoretical
understanding (i.e. knowledge of facts and information, not skills).
Wait, how can I theoretically explain how I have practically
done something? (Which is what I have been asked to do.)
It's a paradox!
Also, I agree with you on exams!
Now let's look up 'memory' in the dictionary!!
Just kidding! (But really I did).
… Hmm, I'm sure there was something I was supposed to tell myself.
Last edited by SamuelLockyer; 01-04-2012 at 12:36 PM..