Workshops and courses for teachers

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For information on the workshops and courses for teachers, please contact Ingrid Le Duc.

Effective Teaching in Higher Education Programme 2018-2019

The Effective Teaching in Higher Education Programme is a series of workshops which address the typical range of university teaching activities (teaching, presenting, labs and exercise sessions, assessment, using ICT to support students etc.). Workshops can be taken as a series, and a letter of participation is awarded if the programme as a whole is followed. For further details on taking the workshops as a programme see here.

Workshops can also be attended on a one-off basis.

Please note that EPFL teachers are welcome at the workshops of our partner institutions in the R-CFE network (Réseau romand de conseil, formation et évaluation). In exchange, teachers from these partner institutions are welcome to attend our workshops.

Module 1: Effective Interactive Teaching and Learning
To help you implement strategies to increase student participation and to understand the impact of this on student learning.

coming soon
in English
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Module 2: Effective Lecturing / Communiquer efficacement vos cours 
To help you structure and deliver lectures effectively. / Pour vous aider à identifier et développer votre potentiel de présentation.
2 April
9h-17h
in English
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Module 3: Course design
With the use of concept maps you can structure a course that integrates learning outcomes, course content and students’ learning activities.

5 March
13h-16h30 
in English
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Module 4: Assessment Matters
To help you build a valid and reliable evaluation system for your course.

9 April
13h-16h30
in English
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Module 5: How to transform your course into a MOOC
Producing a MOOC consists of creating online activities and video resources for students to acquire knowledge. It includes the design of assignments that allow students to reach clearly defined learning objectives. 
This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to  produce material that is compatible with the MOOC format using existing lecture notes, presentation slides and exercices. 
During the workshop you will see how to modestly span from transforming a few of your lectures into mini-MOOCs up to the editorial process to start producing a full MOOC at EPFL. ​​​​
 

coming soon
in English
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Module 6: Flipping a Class, from 0 to 180°
What are the good reasons to flip a class? How to flip your class? This workshop will introduce the various forms of flipped classroom design and the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of their own course. 
 
25 February
13h-16h30
in English
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Module 7: Leveraging Labs for Learning
Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity.

14 May
13h-16h30
in English
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Module 8: Effective Exercises
To help you to design exercise activities, and to structure and manage exercise sessions to maximise student learning and independence.

coming soon
in English
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Current Issues workshops

The ‘Current Issues’ series is a number of one-off workshops on pedagogical themes and topics of interest to teachers.

Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube
Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations in different settings. You will also get the chance to design one or more demos relevant to your own area of teaching expertise.

19 March
13h-16h30
in English
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The art of questioning: teaching with clickers
Why use clickers in your teaching? In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of ‘good’ questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class.
12 March 
9h-12h30
in English
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Using vocal techniques to teach effectively
In this workshop, participants will apply vocal techniques to help them speak audibly, show authority through body posture, occupy space and breathe comfortably to deal with stress.

11 December
in English 
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Améliorer son expressivité et sa voix pour ses cours
Comment penser son contenu pour pouvoir bien le dire ? En quoi la voix est une résultante du corps en action ? Quelles techniques vocales mettre en œuvre et exercer ?

5 June
9h-17
en français
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Writing and correcting multiple choice exams
This workshop has two facets – writing ‘good’ multiple choice questions and how to format the exam to use the automatic correction system at EPFL.

offered by request

Other workshops

Several times in the year, we also organize other type of sessions.

Stay away from plagiarism
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
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Other suggested workshops

EPFL teachers are also free to attend workshops (normally in French) in any of the partner universities in the Réseau Romand de Conseil, Formation et Evaluation (R-CFE).

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Flipping a Class from 0 to 180

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of their own course.