I ask this because I remembered that on many occasions when a student is trying to help his mate out, but then the student realizes that he can't explain it correctly and then he excuses himself saying something like:
"I do understand, but I can't explain it"
Is that possible?
There might be some barriers with the way that person manages his/her ideas. But I still lean towards no, if one truly does understand something, then he/she is able to explain it to others in a simple way.
Even bad poetry can be a window to the mind, and a reference point for communicating an idea, emotion or thought.
Quote:Even bad poetry can be a window to the mind, and a reference point for communicating an idea, emotion or thought.
That may be true; nevertheless, while there are no words, in whatever order, that can truly convey the full rendering of a thought or idea, there are various degrees of alliance that can decrease the distortion. A mutilated drawing is not a portrait!
just a question for clarification.
So your more interested in discussing when the "teacher" in this model understands a particular subject, than how he translates it to the "student"?