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School Chess Teacher Training
Course Prospectus Download Course Prospectus (hi-res) Chess is an effective way to develop children's thinking skills. The ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course focuses on the skills and knowledge teachers need in order to achieve...
Summer School on Teaching Chess
What is research telling us about the benefits of chess and the best ways of teaching it? How can chess help to improve learning motivation and develop a growth mindset in your students? How can...
Chess and Mathematics
CHAMPS (CHess And Mathematics in Primary Schools) is an international project to develop educational materials for the teaching of mathematics through chess. The project is supported by the European Union educational programme Erasmus Plus. It is a...

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Children love games. Organised games have a positive effect on children’s learning. Games motivate them to become willing problem solvers and immerse themselves in logical thinking.

Research shows that chess improves school academic performance. The study from Denmark shows a positive impact on mathematics test scores.

We would like to bring chess into every school. We believe that for the majority of children, classroom chess led by a teacher is the recommended method of instruction. If resources permit, then chess as an optional extra-curricular activity would satisfy the need of those children who want to take chess to a higher level. Read more…

 

First Rank Newsletter 4th Edition
The First Rank Newsletter tracks developments and ideas in the teaching of chess in schools in Europe. The second edition covers Fox and Hounds, Albania,...
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First Rank Newsletter 2nd Edition
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ECU Seminar Durrës Albania 27-28 April 2018
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The SMART Method for Teaching Chess
The SMART Method ® for teaching chess has been developed to get the greatest educational benefit from chess lessons. In this video, Jesper Hall explains...
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Summer School on Teaching Chess

What is research telling us about the benefits of chess and the best ways of teaching it? How can chess help to improve learning motivation and develop a growth mindset in your students? How can you apply mini games, chess variants and puzzles to promote mathematical, logical and metacognitive skills? These are core themes of the Summer School “Chess in Primary Education“ to be held on 2-6 July 2018 at the University Girona in Spain.

The first ever international post-graduate course on school chess is part of the CHAMPS Erasmus plus project that was launched during the London Chess Conference in December 2017. The Summer School will bring together teachers and teacher trainers from across Europe for an intensive week of advanced professional development under the lead of Professors Fernand Gobet (Cognitive Psychology), Barry Hymer (Educational Psychology) and Jorge Nuno Silva (Mathematics and Games). Methods and materials developed in the CHAMPS are part of the course. John Foley and Stefan Löffler will also be presenting along with experts from the Chess Laboratory at the University of Girona.

Summer school attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance and can additionally get 3 ECTS if they write a report based upon Action Research in their classroom.

Applicants should have experience of teaching chess in schools and be qualified school teachers or have a relevant degree. We encourage applications by those who train teachers for teaching chess, develop school chess materials, evaluate school chess projects or plan to do research in the field.

The course fee of €300 includes course materials and refreshments. Full waivers are available for ten applicants from low-income countries covered under ErasmusPlus. Applicants must send a CV and a Letter stating your motivating in attending. Those who want to apply for a fee waiver must supply a proof of current income. Applications close on 10 June 2018. (€350 for late registrants).

The reduced course fee of €300 is available until 5 May 2018 . It includes course materials and refreshments. Thanks to a grant from the ECU, ten applicants can participate without paying the course fee subject to a means test.

Girona is known for its beautiful old town and excellent restaurants. Girona is half an hour drive from the Costa Brava and an hour to Barcelona. Accomodation is available in a modern student house with personal bathroom, kitchenette. Accommodation costs €27 single and €19 double per person per night. Places are limited.

Registration Girona Summer School Summer School Website

Queries  summerschool@chessplus.net

CHAMPS Project: www.champs.games

 

 

 

 

 

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First Rank Newsletter 4th Edition
The First Rank Newsletter tracks developments and ideas in the teaching of chess in schools in Europe. The second edition covers Fox and Hounds, Albania,...
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First Rank Newsletter 3rd Edition
The First Rank Newsletter tracks developments and ideas in the teaching of chess in schools in Europe. The second edition covers Fox and Hounds, Albania,...
Read More "First Rank Newsletter 3rd Edition"
First Rank Newsletter 2nd Edition
The First Rank Newsletter tracks developments and ideas in the teaching of chess in schools in Europe. The second edition covers Fox and Hounds, Albania,...
Read More "First Rank Newsletter 2nd Edition"
ECU Seminar Durrës Albania 27-28 April 2018
An ECU seminar on Chess in Schools was held in Durrës, Albania 27-28 April 2018 to coincide with the World School Chess Championships being held...
Read More "ECU Seminar Durrës Albania 27-28 April 2018"

Chess and Mathematics

CHAMPS (CHess And Mathematics in Primary Schools) is an international project to develop educational materials for the teaching of mathematics through chess. The project is supported by the European Union educational programme Erasmus Plus. It is a Strategic Partnership between four European organisations: the Slovak Chess Federation (Slovakia), Chess in Schools and Communities (UK), Ludus (Portugal) and the University of Girona in Catalonia (Spain).

 

 

 
A Colloquium was held in Lisbon 17th-18th March 2018 on the subject of chess and mathematics. An example of the mathematical games discussed is Wythoff’s Game. On 16th March the national mathematical games competition was held in Torres Vedras.
John Foley interviewed Jorge Silva about the event.

CHAMPS Project Website

Chess in Primary Education Summer School: 2-6 July 2018 Girona, Spain

 

 

ECU Chess Teacher Training Course – London

ChessPlus held a training course in London for people who teach chess in schools on the middle weekend of October 2017. This was the first time this new course on chess didactics was run in the UK. The course was developed by the Education Commission of the European Chess Union …

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