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HowTo: getting and using|
materials from this site.
There clearly is no one best way, or the right way, of teaching the course: different things will work for different teachers and classes, and all I can say is that these notes worked for me and my students (-- I think.)
Among the ground rules I laid down at the beginning of the course was that no-one would ever be expected to argue for a view that they did not actually hold, but that in return I expected everyone to always express themselves honestly. Another was that while no-one had to speak up, I did expect them to always think along.
And at the end of the lesson we would then put the various conclusions together, compare ideas, and so on, and I would make some comments to round things off.
Please feel free to let me have any comments, which is most easily done by using the e-mail form provided; I would particularly appreciate to be told of any more errors. Thank you.
While I used hard-copies of the notes when I was teaching, for the last few years the up-to-date versions have been in HTML-format only, so they can be viewed and printed, as well as exported as text-files, using an Internet browser, either IE 5.0 or above or NN 6.0 or above.