Reports | February 11, 2009 18:11

25-27 Feb: International conference on Chess in School

Chess in School25, 26 and 27 February in Turin (Torino - Italy) there will be an international conference on Chess in School. The opening ceremony will be attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and among the speakers there will be many GMs and representatives of FIDE and federations, and obviously Italian teachers and experts. Announcement.

The theme of the international conference is “Chess: a game to grow up with”, based on the chess teaching methods in schools and on the chess teaching potentialities in the development of cognitive competences and learner’s personalities.

Parts of the programme will include the presentation of some of the main and most recent scientific research plans on the subject and also the exposition of an outline, as much complete as possible, of the chess teaching experience and concrete methods in schools all over the world.

The convention will also be, on the other side, an opportunity to show the various realities of Italian chess teaching, to gather concerning precise data, and to compare them with the different international experience.

Both national and regional school representatives will attend the convention, so that the goal of this meeting will also be to create and serve as a model for a closer cooperation between chess teaching and school instruction.

TURIN – ITALY, 25th – 27th FEBRUARY 2009

CHESS: A GAME TO GROW UP WITH

A WORLD CONFERENCE ON CHESS IN SCHOOLS

The Role of Chess in the Development of Personality and Cognitive Capacities
Teaching Chess in schools: a comparison among different methods and Experiences

AMONG THE SPEAKERS

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of World Chess Federation (FIDE), President and Head of Republic of Kalmykia

Mr. Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation (FSI)

Prof. Roberto Rivello, President of the Piedmont Committee of Italian Chess Federation

Dr. Sulaiman Abul Kareem Mohammad Al-Fahim (President of the United Arab Emirates Chess Federation, CEO of Hydra Properties, component of The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment that bought Manchester City Football Club on 2008, IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador), The Development of Chess in Schools in Arabian Countries. The Role of Learning Chess for the Education of Arabian Girls

Prof. Uvencio Blanco H. (Chairman of the FIDE Committee on Chess in Schools)

GM Maurice Ashley

GM Vlad Tkachiev (European Chess Champion 2007),

GM Jonathan Rowson

IM Damir Levacic (ECU Board, President of the Mediterranean Chess Association)

L?©o Battesti (President of the ‚ÄúLigue Corse‚Äù, Corsican Chess Federation),

Boris Shedulin (Russian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Siberian Experience of distance learning

Rikard Medancic (Croatian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Croatian Experience

Daniel Yarur (President of the Chilean Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Chilean Experience

*Representative of Chinese Chess Federation

*Representative of German Chess Federation

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