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A “Train-the-trainer” tutorial will be given on Monday October 24, 2016.
It will be jointly organized by GOBLET and ELIXIR-ITA.

Please note that a ELIXIR Hacktahon will be held in parallel on the same day. See the Hackathon description.

You can register for the tutorial by using either the registration form for the workshop or for the Education & Training Session. If you want to register for the tutorial ONLY, you must send an email to stella@meeting-planner.it or to Allegra Via (a.via@ibbe.cnr.it). Please note that a maximum of 20 attendees will be accepted. Participation is free, but priority will be given to participants in the workshop.

Sarah Morgan, Allegra Via, Pedro Fernandes

Time Activity
10.00 – 10.30 Introductions, who is who and what we need to achieve

10.30 – 12.00 Session 1: Review of learning principles and how they apply to training

  • Terminology used in learning;
  • Learning aims, objectives and outcomes;
  • The Bloom’s six categories of cognitive skills;
  • How learning works: research-based principles of learning and their implications for teaching practice;
  • What is formal and non-formal learning?
  • Relevant models from cognitive science;
  • Cognitive load.
12.00 – 13.30 Session 2: Training techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation

  • Delivering a learning event as a mission; establishing learning mode, teamwork and mutual trust;
  • Teaching as a preformance art: promoting learner engagement;
  • The GOBLET skills matrix for trainers;
  • Motivation and demotivation;
  • Closed loop learning delivery;
  • Learning by doing;
  • Retention;
  • Priming;
  • Self-confidence and usage independence;
  • Carpentry teaching practices (http://swcarpentry.github.io/instructor-training/15-practices/);
  • The role of wrap-up sessions.
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30 Session 3: Session, course, and materials design

  • Training session design and plan;
  • From session to course design;
  • Training rooms for Bioinformatics, Reproducibility of training environments;
  • Training materials: designing, producing, delivering;
  • Training materials: Archival; Sharing; Making re-use possible;
  • Training materials repositories and resources: GOBLET, TeSS, GitHub, etc.
  • Preparatory steps for training delivery.
16.30 – 18.30 Session 4: Assessment and feedback in training

  • Formative and summative assessment;
  • Using questionnaires to promote peer instruction and content delivery;
  • The role of questioning in learning; Formative Assessment;
  • Diagnostic questionnaires;
  • Design of MCQs with distractors;
  • Assessment of training quality, participant and instructor performance;
  • Systematic Feedback;
  • (Short and long term) Post-course feedback.
18.30 – 19.00 Wrap-up

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