On February 9, ASPU Vice-Rector for Education and Science Mariam Ispiryan handed over certificates to the participants of the “Chess in Preschool Educational Institutions" training program.
The five-day program was organized within the framework of cooperation between the “Chess” Scientific-Research Institute of ASPU, Chair of Preschool Pedagogy and Methodology, and General Education Department of Yerevan Municipality.
The course lasted from January 30 to February 3, with professors of the Chair training teachers of preschool educational institutions.
The aim of the course was to view chess as an educational tool, by enabling educators to apply it when working with children aged 5-6.
Mariam Ispiryan emphasizes the importance of the process at ASPU: since 2011 training courses in different directions have been organized at the University. Also, research has been conducted to identify and address problems in pedagogy.
The ASPU vice-rector says they are ready to listen to different opinions in order to improve the quality of trainings. "Development of the educational system is extremely important in our country. Its basis are preschools and kindergartens. We are ready to support and be by your side," she stressed.
The “Chess in Preschool Educational Institutions" training course took place in the form of mutual cooperation and dialogue.
The training course entitled "Chess in preschool educational institutions" took place in the form of mutual cooperation and dialogue. The participants were introduced to interesting methods, games by using chess that can contribute to the development of children.
The participants of the program were also congratulated by Vahan Sargsyan, Head of Scientific Program of “Chess” Scientific Research Institute, Armenuhi Manukyan, acting head of the Chair of Preschool Pedagogy and Methodology, and Marianna Amiraghyan, coordinator of the training course, Associate Professor at the same Chair.
They say they had a great responsibility when organizing the process and tried to engage the best specialists.
They say the knowledge and skills acquired during the training will be successfully and effectively applied in pedagogy while working with children, and as an educational tool chess will contribute to children's full development.