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Forthcoming Training Courses

wdt_ID Key Course Type
1 ECU101 Teaching Chess in Primary Schools
2 ECU102 Teaching Mathematics through Chess
3 ECU103 Teaching Chess for Early Years
4 ECU104 School Chess Co-ordinator
5 ECU105 Chess and Psychology

ECU School Chess Teacher Training Certificate Course

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The ECU School Chess Teacher Training course provides a certificate recognising that the participants have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding of didactical methods for teaching chess in schools. The course deploys chess as a vehicle to teach thinking skills such as problem solving and logical analysis. The course is suitable for teachers of pupils from age 8 upwards.  The training course has been held throughout Europe.

Who should attend: Teachers, teaching assistants, school chess tutors 

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of chess

Duration: Two days       Participants:  12-24 

Content: Didactical methods for chess in the classroom: SMART® playing method, questioning techniques, structured thinking, code of conduct, arranging tournaments, mini-games, social formats, problem solving, planning. 

Credentials The course draws upon decades of experience by European chess teaching pedagogues who have trained thousands of teachers across Europe. The approach has been validated by ECU Academic Advisory Board comprising leading international professors.

Trainers: Professional trainers have been licensed to run the course.

Course Test: Online multiple-choice test taken at the end of the course.

Certificate: Numbered Certificates endorsed by the European Chess Union

See our register of successful graduates.

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