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Chess in Schools - Our Global Future
Sunday, 06 October 2013 14:51
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future.

Our main promotional booklet. 48 pages (+4 page cover).
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It gives the basics of chess in schools. The whys, wherefors, etc. 


The booklet may be downloaded (74mb) from here. 

The contents list is given in full below.

The couple of pages on chess as 'educational cutlery' is an important hook upon which to hang any chess in schools presentation made to educators and administrators.


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Moldova 2012-2013 report
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:30
reportimg_1569_kidsClick on Projects to read up on their last year.

100 schools

2 books in Moldovan

130 teachers trained

thousands of children involved

336 FIDE Student members.
 
CiS Commission meeting, Tallinn
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:54
est_fedThe 84th FIDE Congress is now under way in Tallinn, Estonia.

The CiS Commission meeting will take place on 3 October, from 9am to 1pm in the Gamma room at the Radisson Blu Olümpia Hotel.

The Agenda for the meeting is available here.

The CiS 2012 Annual report is available here.

 Report of Commission Chairman Ali Nihat Yazici (Congress Annex 23) is available here.
 
Diploma in Socio-Cultural and Educational Aspects of Chess
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:30
The first Diploma in Socio-Cultural and Educational Aspects of Chess has begun in Argentina. 

diplo_ajedrez-flyer_2013The course is imparted by the Secretary of University Extension of the University of San Martín (UBA), with the support of the Argentinean Professional Chessplayers Association (APA).  The UNSAM is committed to developing its activities as a scholarly, humanistic, and universal institution that values academic excellence, personalized education, and the promotion of a critical and creative spirit.

This course provides an introductory Educational and Socio-Cultural survey of Chess history, addressing selected major periods from the Indo-Persian Protochess origin, or Chaturanga, to the Modern chess.  In addition, particular focus is given to Medieval chess and Argentinean chess history along with educational chess methodologies in elementary school and high school.

The objective of the course is to educate school teachers and chess players in the history and practice of chess employing educational pedagogic methodologies.  As an introductory course, no previous experience in the study of chess is necessary for intending applicants and it is designed as a part-time course.  However, students will be required to do independent study and full attendance of all classes is strongly advised.

There is much more information (in Spanish) below:

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Conference in Khanty-Mansiysk
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:12
Conference in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

0125-emelianova_06112013The latest in a series of international scientific chess conferences – «Chess Education – an Important Resource of the World System of Education» – was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, 10-13 June 2013. The conference was attended by more than 150 teachers from Armenia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey. Similar conferences had been organized in Tomsk (2008), Elista (2008, 2009), Moscow (2009, 2010), Khanty-Mansiysk (2010) and Satka (2011).

At the conference a number of papers were presented which showed possible ways of implementing the ideas of the «Chess in School» Declaration adopted by the European Parliament in 2012. The reports addressed the key aspects of chess education, specified its aims and objectives, clarified its goal-setting and scientific basis and outlined its short-term and long-term prospects.

The resolution expressed gratitude to the FIDE President for his support and the Chess in Schools Commission for this website.

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