During any class at my dojo, there are those who believe that a student can only learn a technique if they are lectured to/at. Then there are those who say nothing and expect the junior ranked student to get it through osmosis. Then there are those who use a combination of a little talk and a little action (my preferred method). We all know the different ways people learn (auditory,visual etc).
I use the same method with everybody. I find students (or most students, myself included) learn more efficiently this way.
What has been your experience? And what method do you prefer?