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Train the Trainer course May 30-31 in Italy

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, in collaboration with ELIXIR-IIB, is pleased to announce a Train the Trainer (TtT) event.



Course date: 30-31 May, 2019



University of Padua, Campus of Biology and Biomedicine “Fiore di Botta”, Italy


We will accept a maximum of 20 participants. Priority will be given to candidates from Elixir Italy institutes and other ELIXIR Nodes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the application, which will remain open until we reach 20 participants.



Full details and the application form at:




The course is organized around 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

* Lesson, course, and materials design

* Assessment and feedback in training and teaching


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.


Should you have any question about organizational issues, do not hesitate to contact us at

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact Allegra Via (


Thank you for your interest,

Loredana Le Pera

(ELIXIR-IIB Deputy TRaining Coordinator)