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Gallantries & ELIXIR-GOBLET Train the Trainers

This course introduces trainers 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.

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Gallantries worked together with the ELIXIR-GOBLET Train the Trainer community to develop a Train the Trainer curriculum, with a focus on Galaxy, and available on the Galaxy Training Network

To deliver this curriculum, we organize a 4 half-day online and free workshop on June 12-15th, 2023 to introduce trainers to:

  • learning principles,
  • training techniques,
  • lesson, session, course, and material design
  • assessment and feedback.
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General information

  • Date: June 12-15th, 2023
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Location: Zoom (details shared later to participants)
  • Time: 9am-12pm CEST (see in your timezone)
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: berenice.batut@gmail.com if you have questions, or special requirements
  • Support: Zoom, Chat, and Shared Google document

Pedagogical information

Target Audience: Whoever is interested in becoming a trainer/instructor, or improving your training skills.

If you have questions like the following ones, this course may be very helpful to you.

  • How learning works?
  • How do I use learning principles and theories to improve my teaching/training?
  • How do I make my teaching/training more engaging and effective?
  • How should I adjust my teaching/training to different types of learners?
  • How do I ensure learning progress?
  • 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?

Learning Objectives:

  • To get acquainted with Learning principles and how they apply to training
  • To be able to select and use training techniques that can help enhance learner engagement and participation
  • To learn how to use assessment and feedback in training
  • To learn about session, course, and materials design

Learning Outcome: By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Name learning principles that a good teacher/instructor should have in mind
  • Describe at least three training techniques, drawing on learning principles
  • Design a training session and a course
  • Develop assessment questionnaires
  • Enumerate types of materials needed for each part of a training session or course

Preliminary schedule

Day Start End Duration Session Instructors
June 12th 9:00am 9:30am 30min Welcome Fotis Psomopoulos, Bérénice Batut
June 12th 9:30am 12:00pm 2h30 Learning principles Cristóbal Gallardo
June 13th 9:00am 9:30am 30min Welcome Fotis Psomopoulos, Bérénice Batut
June 13th 9:30am 12:00pm 2h30 Design and plan session, course, materials Bérénice Batut
June 14th 9:00am 9:30am 30min Welcome Fotis Psomopoulos, Bérénice Batut
June 14th 9:30am 11:00am 1h30 Training techniques to enhance learner participation and engagement Bérénice Batut
June 14th 11:00am 12:00pm 1h Motivation and Demotivation Bérénice Batut
June 15th 9:00am 9:30am 30min Welcome Fotis Psomopoulos, Bérénice Batut
June 15th 9:30am 10:30am 1h Assessment and feedback in training and teachings Fotis Psomopoulos
June 15th 10:30am 11:30am 1h Last exercise Fotis Psomopoulos


  • Registration: Before June 1st (closed earlier because already full)
  • Capacity: Maximum 20 participants
  • Selection: If more participants applied than we have the capacity, the "first applied - first served" approach will be used. Participants will be informed on the June, 1st

After the workshop

This workshop is over, all the training materials will stay online at https://training.galaxyproject.org/

Instructors, helpers and organizers

  • Cristóbal Gallardo, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Bérénice Batut, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Fotis Psomopoulos, INAB|CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Pradeep Eranti


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