Workshops and courses for doctoral assistants & post-docs

These workshops and courses are for doctoral assistants and post-docs at the EPFL and partner institutions who wish to improve their teaching skills.
If you are a member of another public institution, please drop us a line at [email protected] to inquire if we can accomodate you in a particular workshop.


Pedagogical Skills Development Workshops


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 for EXERCISES (in English)

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions and to design exercises to maximize student learning.

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Teaching Toolkit for PROJECTS (in English)

This active workshop will develop your ability to accompagny students facing typical difficulties of real-life open-ended projects, such as collaborating, project management, incomplete data and uncertainty.

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Teaching Toolkit for LABS (in English)

This “hands-on” workshop will develop your ability to design labs and interact with students in ways to support autonomy and critical thinking in the lab. Organized through  activities based on science content.

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Teaching Toolkit for PRESENTING (in English)

This workshop allows you to practice and get feedback on evidence-informed strategies for presenting and explaining scientific and technical content.

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Courses in the EDOC Programme (2023-2024)

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.


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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.


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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.


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Teaching Problem Solving

Introduces contemporary research-informed approaches to teaching and provides opportunities to practice and develop these skills. Participants in this course are involved in the pedagogical training of student assistants for EPFL exercise courses.


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** To participate in these courses, you must register through ISA.