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Conclusion

Seeing the complexity in teaching can be difficult because the crucial link to learning can be overlooked or learning may be confused with absorbing information. Sadly, if learning is seen as simply absorbing information, it reinforces the view that teaching is made up of clever tricks and routines that make information easy to remember. Therefore, teaching can be confused with telling and retelling information-even if it is done in interesting ways. However, if learning is understood as comprising such things as building on existing knowledge, creating links to related ideas, processing information and reorganising and synthesising that knowledge, and developing students’ metacognitive skills, then teaching as telling will not suffice.