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