By Ashraf Al Shafaki

What follows is a comparison between the characteristics of boring lectures vs. lively workshops.

Boring Lectures

Boring lectures are often characterized by being:

  • Boring
  • Lengthy
  • Include no feedback or interaction with trainees
  • One way communication flow
  • The lecturer speaks all or most of the time

Lively Workshops

Lively workshops should enjoy the following characteristics:

  • Interactive
  • Fun
  • Hands on
  • Involves lots of practice
  • Cooperative rather than competitive
  • Enjoyable
  • Self satisfying
  • Enriching
  • Useful
  • Creative