Benefits of Chess
face in our modern, splintered world not only a crisis in education, but more
pointedly a crisis of understanding - of thought and of willingness to engage in
thought. Thinking tools like chess, help our minds expand, grow comfortable with
abstraction and learn to navigate complex systems. From the book The
Immortal Game by David Shenk.
- The Case for Chess as a Tool to Develop Our Children 6pp (2000)
- Benefits of Chess in Education 104pp
- Benefits of Incorporating Chess in School Curriculum 22 slide presentation
- Educational Benefits of Chess 4pp part of FIDE submission to UNESCO in
Paper 2006 - Prepared by Right Move Election Campaign (2006)
Benefits of Chess - Turkish Chess Federation Article (presented to National
Education Ministry in 2005)
Works in Chess -
Turkish Chess Federation Article
(presented to National Education Ministry in 2005)
- Contribution of Dr.Olgun Kulac to CIS in 2006 (Turin Congress of FIDE)
Literature and Research
Gardner - Multiple Intelligency : Why does chess help improving
human intelligency? MUST TO READ!!
Noir - Le Développement des habiletés cognitives de l'enfant par la pratique du
jeu d'échecs (484pp, thèse doctorale, 2002) This is a web link to the
University of Lyon, where you can read the paper on line ("consulter le
document") or download it ("versions imprimables").
- Chess and Cognitive Capacities (5p, paper presented at 2009 Turin
Antiaging Researches on Neurology!
of Cognitive activity to risk of developing Alzheimer (Wilson's neurology)
American Academy of Neurology, 28 May 2008. R.S.Wilson (PhD); P.A.Scherr (PhD,
ScD), J.A.Schnedier (MD), Y.Tang (PhD), P.A.Bennett (MD)
Mind Games May Trump Alzheimer's Study Cites Effects of Chess, Bridge
The Washington Post, Shankar Vedentam, 19 June 2003
move thinking? Mild Cognitive impairment in a chess player (Neurocase)
H.A.Archer, J.M.Schott, J.Barnes, N.C.Fox, J.L.Holton, T.Revesz, L.Cipoletti,
M.N.Rosser 26 Fabruary 2008
à Alzheimer (French!)
Par Leontxo Garcia
If you click on the Teaching Materials link, you will find more books and
chess set for everyone
This is an A4 sheet with board and pieces. You can print it out, stick it to
some cardboard, then cut out the board and set (disc pieces). It could be a good
project for an art class or similar. Some of you may think this is "too cheap"
but I (ko) have tried it out on students here in France (the primary school kids
loved it, while some 12-13 year olds, considered "difficult" were less overtly
impressed, but I saw some of them using it).
- 0-1200 A Coaching Manual
This is the work of a teacher in the West of Ireland, Ron Cummins. It has been
used successfully in clubs and schools around Galway. It contains many useful
ideas. It was first published in 2009.
- Teacher's Guide - Year 1. This is a rough draft English translation of the
book by Dr Olgun Kulaç that is used by more than 49.000 teachers in Turkish
It is freely available for use thanks to the Turkish Chess Federation, their
main sponsor, Türkiye İş Bankası and the author, Dr Olgun Kulaç.
It is the cornerstone of a series which includes several class books.
- Class Book Year 1
This is the Turkish language version. It is currently being translated into
Follow the Teaching Materials link above for more material