A six-week training programme kicked off at the ASPU Chess Research Centre.
The aim of the “Chess at Preschool Institutions” training programme is to incorporate chess skills into working process with children, to foster the introduction of chess backgrounds to 5-6 years old children in all organised methodological activities.
The Director of the Chess Research Institute Smbat Lputyan greeted the pedagogues, participating in the training programme, and noticed that in the recent times many countries had included the chess in their educational system, starting from the preschool age, then school, and university.
“152 countries in the world are interested in including the chess into the educational system. By the joint efforts of the FIDE and the Chess Research Centre, and the above-mentioned training programme we are expecting to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and methods”, mentioned Smbat Lputyan and wished the participants successful work.
At this stage, 14 pedagogues from 3 educational institutions will participate in the training. On the first day of the training sessions the participants shared with their knowledge of this intelligent game, their ideas about the working process, and made various suggestions.
According to the Lecturer of the Chair of Preschool Pedagogy and Methodologies Marianna Amiraghyan, these training sessions would enable the pedagogues to raise the quality of work conducted with children, to review its context, and to introduce new elements into the process.
The participants of the training are assured that introducing the chess backgrounds into the scope of activities aims at educating generation with independent thinking, as well as expressed their hope that this would be an effective and continuous activity.