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Tue 10 May - Wed 11 May 2016
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EXCELERATE: Train the Trainer

Tue 10 May - Wed 11 May 2016


This course aims to provide trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in bioinformatics, exploring a range of methods appropriate to different learning styles and examining the requirements for a successful course (both scientific and logistic).

This event is organized as part of the Horizon 2020 ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project.

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Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 10 May 2016   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room map Sarah Morgan,  Dr Gabriella Rustici
2 Wed 11 May 2016   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room map Sarah Morgan,  Dr Gabriella Rustici

The workshop will aim to:

  • provide guidance on general training techniques and appropriate use of methods based on learner needs, including some general do’s and do not’s for successful training
  • provide a framework for successful curriculum design and further development, to enable trainers to build a course appropriate to their learner’s needs

During this course you will learn about:

  • What is training, why do we do it
  • What makes good and bad training?
  • What skills do you need to be a good trainer? (Use the skills matrix)
  • How people learn – learning styles
  • Catering for different learning styles
  • Session / course planning: aims and learning outcomes/finding materials
  • Feedback - how to get it, what to do with it

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