We all have different preferences when it comes to our learning style.
For me when it’s online, I learn by doing as soon as I have observed something. So if it’s something online, I’ll have two screens setup so that I can practice what was just shown on one screen on the other. I feel that a break after each demonstration of something (even of just a few minutes) is really useful for me to learn.
When it comes to in person events, I’ve found being paired with someone really useful. Two of the last in person workshops I attended (one with @mwinteringham and the other with @danashby) I was paired with @pswayne7 so we got to mix it up with one of us taking notes while the other tried to do what was being demonstrated. There was break out time after each demonstration then for the two of us to pair and practice the problem solving. When I was paired with @conorfi, I felt that I was definitely the weaker person in the pair in the beginning but by pairing, I learned and was encouraged more along the journey in the workshop.
Of course, my favourite workshop style could be very different to yours! So, what’s your favourite workshop style?