ELIXIR Train the Trainer (2019-12-12)

12-13 December 2020 two days, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Register here


This course introduces trainers in the life sciences to learning principles, training techniques, lesson, session, course, and material design as well as assessment and feedback. This course is has been developed for by trainers in the bioinformatics but is suitable for all trainers and educators in higher education. It is part of the ELIXIR Train the Trainer programme.

PhD candidates that enrolled through the Doctoral School for Science and Engineering (DSSE) will receive 1 ECTS, which requires handing in a short project and completing the course in full.

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

  • 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


Participants in this course are involved in teaching or training to scientists, Master-level and above.


The schedule below is preliminary and subject to minor changes of begin and end of sessions.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Time Topic
09:30 - 10:00 Introductions, who is who and what we need to achieve
10:00 - 13:00 Session 1: Review of learning principles and how they apply to training
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 Session 2: Training techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
18:30 Course dinner

Friday, 13 December 2019

Time Topic
09:00 - 12:30 Session 3: Session, course, and materials design
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 Session 4: Assessment and feedback in training


Registration is free but the course is limited to 20 participants. Please register before 22 November 2019 to secure a spot. We will inform participants by 25 November 2019.


Mateusz Kuzak Mateusz Kuzak (Dutch eScience center)

Roland Krause Roland Krause (University of Luxembourg, Elixir-Luxembourg)


Roland Krause


Luxembourg Learning Centre
Room 2.02
University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette


Roland Krause