The sentence I am trying to use this in:
Hopefully, having understood the terms above will have also tricked you into a better understanding of [irrelevant and arbitrary complex subject]"
The article I'm writing is somewhat inspired by the Randy Pausch's Last Lecture and the concept of Head-Fake teaching:
The second kind of head fake is the really important one— the one that teaches people things they don't realize they're learning until well into the process. If you're a head-fake specialist, your hidden objective is to get them to learn something you want them to learn.
I am looking to replace the word tricked above with a different one. But most Synonym searches I've found result in words with negative connotation.
I can use either a single word substitution (preferred), or a multi-word phrase that conveys the same meaning. Specifically that the reader was "tricked" into learning one thing, when they thought they were learning simpler thing. But I don't want to convey negative intention like scammed or duped, etc.