Can an organism develop without growth and vice versa?

Probably not. The development of an organism is always accompanied by its growth. Growth without development is also impossible, for example, after the birth of a child, his body grows and develops up to 20-25 years, then the growth stops and the stage of aging begins.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.