Chess – A Tool for Education and Health

FIDE CIS (Chairman Kevin O'Connell)


Chess helps foster key skills... See The Role of Chess in the 21st Century Economy

FIDE Chess in Education Commission write:

"Educational chess (chess is the tool for educational development) is different from Sport chess (educational environment is the tool for chess development) https://edu.fide.com/educational-chess-vs-sport-chess/

Educational chess can be a curriculum subject or a transversal and interdisciplinary tool, with chess integrated in other subjects.

Chess is also suitable for children aged 2-6 to promote social and simple logic skills (eys.fide.com). We favour instruction by qualified education professionals over chess tutors.


Created 2018-02-28 ◦ Last updated 2020-11-24 ◦ Editor DB


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