Date: 10 April 2024

Timezone: Stockholm

Duration: 4 afternoons

This course offers guidance, ideas and tips for designing training/teaching, development and delivery on training activities, all based on research-driven educational principles. This course will cover the following topics:

  • Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
  • Design and plan session, course, materials
  • Teaching techniques to enhance learner engagement and participation
  • Assessment and feedback in training and teaching
  • Creating and maintaining engagement

Course dates are: April 10, April 17, April 24 and May 2, held from 12:30-16:30 each day

This course will be delivered through Zoom and Canvas, which is a learning management system. You can find a link to the course pages below.


Please see the course website, which will be updated regularly, for more information:


Keywords: learning, soft skills

Venue: Online

City: Online

Country: Sweden


This course is directed towards anyone who 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?

Due to limited space the course can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. If we receive more applications, participants will be selected based on selection criteria: Priority will be given to applicants from SciLifeLab infrastructures, institutes and organizations across the Nordic research community, and to participants from Nordic ELIXIR nodes.

Learning objectives:

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 as well as strategies for making learning engaging

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Describe strategies to promote engagement amongst learners

Organizer: SciLifeLab Training Hub

Event types:

  • Workshops and courses

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