02/12/2018 - 04/12/2018

Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
-, Argentina

Train the Trainer Workshop to Learn Teaching Techniques

Code: 2018-ttt-Quilmes
Last revised: 2018-11-20 19:37:13
Price: free
Location: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Available seats: 15


General Information

See the official announcement page for the complete information:

The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher. In particular, this training is aimed at those who want to become Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructors, run workshops and contribute to the Carpentry training materials. You don’t currently have to be an instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you do need to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improving your teaching techniques.

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on two-day workshop covers the basics of educational psychology and instructional design, and looks at how to use these ideas in both intensive workshops and regular classes.

The workshop is a mix of lectures and hands-on lessons where you practice giving a short lesson using approaches learned and implement some of the teaching techniques which we will discuss. This is training for teaching, not technical training; you do not need any particular technical background, and we will not be teaching that. This workshop is based on the constantly revised and updated curriculum.

Where: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Get directions with Google Maps.

Requirements: When possible, participants should bring a laptop that can be connected to Internet to follow teaching materials and developing shared note. A device for recording audio and video (mobile phones and laptops are OK) will also be useful as throughout the two days, we are going to record one another teaching in pairs or threes. It does not have to be high-quality, but it should be good enough that you can understand what someone is saying.

Please note that after this course is over, you will be asked to do three short follow-up exercises online in order to finish qualifying as an instructor: the details are available at If you have any questions about the workshop, the reading material, or anything else, please get in touch.

All participants are required to abide by The Carpentries’ Code of Conduct.

Registration: You can secure a seat by registering on this page. However, make sure that you get in touch with the organizer Malvika Sharan by emailing

Sponsors and supporters:

This course is hosted by the University of Quilmes as a part of IDPfun grant. This course is also supported by de.NBI – ELIXIR, Germany.