Why Chess in Schools?
Friday, 08 August 2014 12:32

There are many reasons why chess should form part of a child's education. Most of them are covered in our promotional booklet Chess - A Tool for Education & Health (2018), replacing  Chess in Schools - Our Global Future (2014). This booklet is intended to provide support to anyone trying to convince Ministers, their departments, universities, school heads, teachers, parents, national chess federations, ... of the value of chess for education. Also available in Spanish, French and German: Ajedrez - Una Herramienta para la educación y la salud & Le Jeu d'Echecs - un outil pour l'éducation & la santé Schach ein Tool für Bildung & Gesundheit

Our mission:

o   Chess for Education (CFE) not Education for Chess (EFC).

o   Using chess within the educational framework to improve educational outcomes rather than using the educational environment to produce chess players (although that is an inevitable and very welcome by-product).

o   The main focus of CiS is a social educational programme in primary and secondary schools, with particular emphasis on the ages 7-11.

o   ‘CiS’ now offers a social educational programme (Early Years Skills) for pre-schoolers at home or in kindergarten (Psychomotricity) -

o   ‘CiS’ is also important at third level, in further education, especially aiming to encourage research and to develop the professionalization of chess teaching.

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