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21TRA355 Chess for Social Skills Summer Course

21TRA355 Chess for Social Skills Summer Course

 

 



Chess for Social Skills is an alternative approach to current social-skills-for-children programmes and can be delivered in a whole-class or small group setting. The structured nature of chess-playing provides excellent scaffolding for all students who find social skills difficult to master as they play each other one on one before moving to another partner.

As well as learning how to play the famous game through a fun, hands-on approach the programme of lessons also challenges students to develop their concepts of respect, accepting defeat, forward planning, accepting compliments and giving feedback, teamwork, decision-making, patience, resilience and developing a growth mind-set when exploring a new skill.

Teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess by playing chess mini-games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants how to

  • play chess (from zero prior knowledge) and the best methods of teaching primary school children as young as first class the rules using a fun, games-based approach
  • utilise chess as an additional resource in teaching social skills in the mainstream and special education classrooms
  • organise a school chess club, school chess team and in-school chess competitions.

Testimonials from previous chess summer course participants include:

  • “I was surprised how much fun it was and I had never played chess before!” 
  • “Game of chess broken down into simplified steps.”
  • “It is a super resource for teaching problem solving and enhancing critical thinking.”
  • “Chess demystified!”
  • “Part of school self-evaluation steps for problem-solving.”
  • “It’s considered a ‘game for intellectuals’ but really its a level-playing field for all students to interact socially”.

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following: All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable.  Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher or course. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.  In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Teachers who attend the full 20 hour summer course will qualify for 3 extra Personal vacation days

Course Properties

Course date 01-07-2021 9:30 am
Course End Date 07-07-2021 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-05-2021
Capacity 4
Cut off date 30-06-2021
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Andrew O'Sullivan
Number Hours 20
Location Online

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The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

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