Learn to teach, for goodness sake

Even though I’ve completed 4 marathons, you certainly shouldn’t come to me for a training plan on how to achieve your goals for any race you’re about to run.

Learn to teach, for goodness sake

February 4, 2020

Even though I’ve completed 4 marathons, you certainly shouldn’t come to me for a training plan on how to achieve your goals for any race you’re about to run. So why do we often turn to “experienced R users” to help us learn R or train an organization? The RStudio certified trainers have been taught modern, evidence-based teaching practices which they use in planning training sessions in order to help delegates achieve THEIR learning goals effectively in a given time-frame. My talk will illustrate some of these teaching concepts and how, by becoming a certified trainer, you can help others learn about R more effectively.

A 5 minute presentation in our Lightning Talks series


About the speaker

Mike K Smith

I have 25 years experience of working in the Pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer), with more than 15 years working on modelling and simulation projects. I am a keen advocate of smarter drug development with a particular interest in Bayesian methods, dose-response, reproducible research and knowledge management. My particular expertise is in the use of simulation methodology to predict drug outcomes, find efficient trial designs, assess decision criteria and evaluate analysis methodologies. My current role at Pfizer is as specialist in computation and modeling solutions - evaluating and deploying new tools and training colleagues. I am an RStudio certified tidyverse trainer.