ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the trainer

Date 8 - 10 May 2019
Speaker(s) Patricia Palagi, Jessica Lindvall
Cancellation deadline 1 May 2019
City Basel

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This course will cover 4 main topics:

  • learning principles and how they apply to education and training;
  • teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation;
  • design of lessons, course and materials;
  • assessment and feedback in training and teaching.

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.


This course is addressed to scientists:

  • with some to little or no teaching experience,
  • who want to become a teacher or a better one, and
  • who believe teaching is - or may become - a relevant aspect of their professional development.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • tell which learning principles a good trainer should have in mind
  • describe at least three training techniques drawing on learning principles
  • design a training session and a course
  • develop assessment questionnaires
  • tell what types of material are needed for each part of a training session


Knowledge / competencies

This course is designed for scientists with some to little or no teaching experience.


You don't need to bring a computer. It's all based on human interactions.


This course is free of charges. It is sponsored by ELIXIR-EXCELERATE.

Deadline for registration and cancellation is set is set to 01/05/2019. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Basel

Additional information

Coordination: Patricia Palagi, SIB Training Group.

We will recommend 0.5 ECTS credits for this course (given an interactive participation all along the course).

You are welcome to register to the SIB courses mailing list to be informed of all future courses and workshops, as well as all important deadlines using the form here.

For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.