In educational or explanatory settings, the '''double illusion of transparency''' is a version of the [[illusion of transparency]]. It refers to a situation where the
'''teacher ''' (the person who is doing the teaching or explaining) , as well as the '''learner ''' (the person who is doing the listening or understanding), both falsely believe that that the '''material''' (that is being explained) is being understood as originally intended. Explicitly:
* The teacher believes that the learner is understanding the material correctly.
* In fact, both sides are communicating in a manner where each is affirming to the other person that the process of explaining and understanding is proceeding smoothly.
* However, the learner is not understanding the material correctly in the manner intended by the teacher.
==Factors that promote the double illusion of transparency==