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ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, in collaboration with ELIXIR Sweden and ELIXIR-IIB, is pleased to announce a Train the Trainer (TtT) event. This course is meant to offer guidance, ideas and tips for training/teaching design, development and delivery based on research-driven educational principles. Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.

Application form

Important dates

  • Application open: June 5, 2018
  • Application deadline: When the number of participants reaches 20 (first-come-first-served basis)

Local organisers

Jessica Lindvall, NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden), Elixir-SE


Allegra Via (Training Coordinator ELIXIR-IIB, IBPM-CNR)
Jessica Lindvall (Training Coordinator ELIXIR-SE, NBIS)

Contact information for questions regarding the course: Jessica Lindvall,

Course fee


Course content

Course information/Course webpage
The course is made up of four sessions, covering:

  • Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
  • Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
  • Assessment and feedback in training and teaching
  • Lesson, course, and materials design

Target Audience

Whoever is interested in becoming a teacher or a better one. If you have questions like the following ones, this course may be very helpful to you.

  • How learning works?
  • How can I use learning principles and theories to improve my teaching?
  • How can I make my teaching more engaging and effective?
  • How should I adjust my teaching to different types of learners?
  • How can I help slow learners?
  • How can I assess whether my students are actually understanding my lessons? Are they actually learning?
  • What is the best balance between theory and practice?
  • How can I best assess whether learning is occurring and/or has occurred?
  • What works in a classroom and what doesn’t?
  • How can I become a better teacher?

Learning Objectives:

  • To get acquainted with Learning principles and how they apply to training
  • To be able to select and utilize training techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
  • To learn how to use assessment and feedback in training
  • To learn about session, course, and materials design

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learners can name learning principles that a good teacher/instructor should have in mind
  • Learners can describe at least three training techniques, drawing on learning principles
  • Learners can design a training session and a course
  • Learners can develop assessment questionnaires
  • Learners can enumerate types of materials needed for each part of a training session or course

Entry requirements