>In other words, you gave these highly motivated ( at least with regard to >this problem) students three or four excellent lectures and then they >constructed the knowledge based on those lectures. Is there anyone who >doesn't think that is a super way to teach? > >John >
Actually, three or four *sentences* are more like it. Although, if your definition of a lecture is simply telling someone something new, then, yes, they were lectures. It was very informal, and the students' many hours of work grew out of a brief (less than a minute) suggestion from me.