Chess An Educational Tool
Promoting chess for educational purposes in curriculum hours is a priority of FIDE.
Promoting chess for educational purposes in curriculum hours is a priority of FIDE. It’s not just about teaching how to play, nor about creating better players, but about implanting chess as an educational tool. There are two proven methods:
A) Curriculum subject with its own school time, taught by chess-pedagogues (Armenia, some schools in Buenos Aires and Uruguay).
B) Transversal and interdisciplinary tool, used by school teachers (Spain, Hungary and some Uruguayan schools) or by chess coaches trained in pedagogy who share the classroom with teachers (Argentine province of Santa Fe). Chess doesn’t take hours away from any curriculum subject.
FIDE considers the introduction of chess to children aged 2-6 of exceptional importance. To develop values and skills in general (Italy, Bogotá, Spain, Hungary, Argentina and Uruguay) or for the development of STEM and social skills (CASTLE / FIDE Early Years Skills project for preschool)