10 research reports into chess and education

It is the question we are always asked. Here are 10 must-read articles showing the benefits of chess in education. This article will be updated from time to time. 1) Chess development in Aberdeen’s primary schools: A study of literacy and social capital Forrest, D., Davidson, I., Shucksmith, J., & Glendinning, T. …

ECU Education – Chess for inclusive education

First Rank is a fortnightly term-time newsletter for everyone interested in chess for education. In this issue, we will discuss how chess can be an excellent tool for inclusive education, you’ll find the calendar with ECU Education Courses, an anecdote and a tactical exercise. This is Ana Miller speaking. She …

London Chess Conference 2019

Chess and Female Empowerment The theme of the 7th Annual London Chess and Education Conference on 30 Nov – 1 Dec is “Chess and Female Empowerment”. The conference examines the involvement of women and girls in chess and presents insights into how to improve the gender balance. The conference will be …

Chess and Mathematics

First Rank is a fortnightly term-time newsletter for everyone interested in chess for education. In this issue, we present an early view of the recently concluded Erasmus+ CHAMPS which developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics through the medium of chess.  The material will form the basis for an ECU Chess and Maths course for primary teachers …

London Chess Conference 2018

The 2018 London Chess Conference (8/9 December) was the best yet according to those who attended previously. We had over 100 chess and education experts from 25 countries interacting intensively for a weekend. There were 50 contributors as speakers, debate hosts, workshop facilitators or demonstrators. The theme of the Conference was The Future of Chess in Education.

Batumi Conference: New Governance Standards in Sport

Effective measures to prevent corruption and abuses of power have become a pre-requisite to receive corporate sponsorship and public subsidies. Internationally renowned experts will present and discuss the latest developments in sports governance standards. It will be an opportunity for chess leaders from around the world to exchange ideas and opinions.

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 …