September 6 & 7, 2018
9:00 - 16:30
Instructors: Allegra Via, Caroline F Ajilogba, Anelda van der Walt
Helpers: Sarah Brown
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.
CarpentryConnect Johannesburg 2018 is co-funded by the Rural Campuses Connection Project II (RCCPII) and the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLAR) and jointly organised by these organisations along with the Digital Humanities Organisation of Southern Africa.
Please read the following before the workshop begins:
Please also read through one of the episodes below carefully, so that you can do some exercises based on it on the first day of the class.
Please see this site for course material and tentative schedule.
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
After the workshop, please fill out our post-assessment survey.