It appears the word "understanding" is nebulous when used in an educational setting. What's the most rigorous definition you've found for "understanding" when used for learning?
Every now and then I hear people going into great depth about knowledge vs understanding. They say one might want to strive for deeper understanding and not just knowledge.
Intuitively I see the difference between rote learning (e.g. "the capital of Canada is Ottawa") and deep understanding (e.g. creating new interesting music).
That said, I think there's a large grey area in-between. Say, getting knowledge vs understanding out of reading a book or listening to music.
So what is "understanding" and what is "knowledge"? From a pure linguist perspective, does it have a clear definition?
Am I making sense? Apologize if the question is too vague. :)