Also myself as a student, some of my mentors sought this style, above all Professor Henrik Virkkunen, who died at a young age. In fact, I did not come to clearly recognize this way of lecturing in my own active time, but it has risen to my mind one of my lecture series, when, however, it happened. What made the conversation, was an active student. It was a macroeconomics course to a quite small, maybe 10 student group. The active student was Mika Pantzar. Hope he will not get upset, though name being mentioned here. At all occasions he cut, commented, asked. Clearly all the present liked it, no case of disturbance.
Then I have heard such a lecture, surprisingly as Nilsiän community college lecture. It was given by Pastor Jaakko Heinimäki. Regret that I can not remember the title of the lecture right now. Something that was a matter of conscience. That time I came to be myself an active questioner and commentor. I almost dropped from my chair when in the next edition of the local newspaper Pitäjäläinen the Rector of the community college deeply regretted the low quality of the lecture, one of the best I've ever heard.
This conversational style can also be applied in a book. Topic of this writing became actual as I received and started reading yesterday the Portuguese e-book of Manuel Pinheiro Chagas: Historia Alegre de Portugal. In a group of half a dozen of people he undergoes a series of discussing the history of Portugal.
And last but not least: I've myself written that kind of a book! Suomi markalla mitaten (Finland measured by markka). There I and an imagined active student discuss the Finnish economy using econometric models to support. Just an excellent contribution to the book is given by Hannu Kalla by humorous, but acute case illustrations. I have recently come to get scanned this book to fully readable electronic format.
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