ELIXIR-BE in collaboration with ELIXIR-NL, and The Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), are pleased to announce the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the Trainer (TtT) workshop.

We will accept a maximum of 20 participants. Priority will be given to candidates from ELIXIR nodes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after application.

Target Audience
This workshop is for people who are involved in teaching and training or in preparation for it. If you have questions like the following ones, this workshop 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/trainer?

What to bring
We suggest to bring a laptop to be able to acces important link resources.

There is no course attendance fee. Participants must apply to attend. Also participants will need to bear their travel, hotel (if any) and lunch costs. ELIXIR-BE will cover coffee breaks for both days. Candidates from ELIXIR nodes might apply for a ELIXIR-EXCELERATE TtT Exchange Program Travel Grant when they fill their application form.


  • Mateusz Kuzak
  • Paula Andrea Martinez

Learning Objectives:

  • To get acquainted with Learning principles and how they apply to training
  • To be able to select and utilise 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:

  • The learning outcomes after the workshop are:
  • Learners can tell which learning principles a good trainer 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 tell what types of material are needed for each part of a training session

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