Workshops and courses for doctoral assistants & post-docs


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Pedagogical Skills Development Workshops 2018-2019

The following opportunities are open to EPFL doctoral assistants and post-docs who are interested in strengthening their teaching skills. *** Please note that registration for each workshop opens 5 weeks before the scheduled date. Workshops and courses for doctoral assistants and post-docs
Foundations of Teaching Science and Engineering (in English)
This online course addresses both what to do when you are teaching as well as explaining a little about why these approaches or strategies are appropriate and useful. It has 5 units with videos and quizzes, and you can start whenever you want.
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Teaching assistants in the Lab (in English) This interactive workshop targets the development of teaching skills in the laboratory environment. Examples of lab courses will be analyzed and discussed. 11 February 12h15-13h45h Register here.
Teaching Toolkit (in English) This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions and to design exercises to maximize student learning. 1 October 9h-17h Register here.
Presenting and Explaining in Class (in English) How to (and the underlying why) present content, structure a lesson, use supports and the basics of interacting your audience. Each participant will teach a short lesson. 20 November 9h-17h Register here.
Stay away from Plagiarism (in English and in French) The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. 27 November 13h30-16h Register here

Courses in the EDOC Programme EDOC 2018-2019

Supervising Students in Projects and Labs In this hands-on course, participants will develop evidence-informed skills relevant to supervising and evaluating students working on projects and labs that are characteristic of science and engineering. This course is relevant to those who intend to make teaching science or engineering part of their career. ENG-633 Course book
Lecturing and Presenting in Engineering Informed by contemporary research on teaching engineering, participants design and deliver lessons for specific audiences. This course is relevant to those who intend to make teaching science or engineering part of their career, in a formal or informal way. ENG-629 Course book
Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning This course introduces contemporary research findings in the teaching and learning of science and technology subjects in higher education, develops participants’ teaching skills, and provides a framework for on-going development of their skills through evaluation of their own teaching practices. ENG-622 Course book
To participate in these courses, you must register through ISA.