Train the Trainer – Learning principles and teaching best practices: focus on academic teaching


ELIXIR-IIB, in collaboration with University of Salerno, Italy, is pleased to announce the upcoming training course on

"Train the Trainer – Learning principles and teaching best practices: focus on academic teaching"

Course date: 27-29 SEPTEMBER 2017

There is no course attendance fee.

Full details and the application form at: https://elixir-iib-training.github.io/website/2017/09/27/train-the-trainer-salerno.html


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

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

Who may be interested in this course?

Whoever wants to become 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 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?
  • Etc.

For any question about organisational issues, please contact the ELIXIR-IIB Training Team (elixir.ita.training@gmail.com) or the local organiser Anna Marabotti (amarabotti@unisa.it).

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact the trainers: Allegra Via (allegra.via@gmail.com) and Pedro Fernandes (pfern@igc.gulbenkian.pt).  

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