2017 Conference Presentations

In alphabetical order

William Bart (USA), Professor of Educational Psychology, Thinking Skills Lab, University of Minnesota
Making School Chess Research Relevant

Luis Blasco (Spain), Director, Madrid Chess Academy
Communicating Scholastic Chess

Karel van Delft (Netherlands) Psychologist, Chess Coach and Writer
What separates Scholastic v Competitive Chess

Alessandro Dominici (Italy) Co-ordinator, Erasmus Plus CASTLE Project
Whether the game of chess enhances the metacognitive skills

John Foley (UK) Conference Director
Scholastic Chess

Leontxo Garcia (Spain) Journalist and Chess Populariser
Chess Across Subjects

Fernando Gobet (Switzerland), Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
Chess and Intelligence: Lessons for Scholastic Chess

Tal Granite (Canada), Director, Chess Institute of Canada
Chess in the Hidden Curriculum

Jesper Hall (Sweden) Chair, Education Commission, European Chess Union
A European Strategy for Scholastic Chess

Anna Harazińska (Poland), Co-ordinator, Chess-in-Schools Project, Polish Chess Federation
Education through Chess in Schools

František Jablonický (Slovakia), President, Slovak Chess Federation, and Stefan Löffler, ChessPlus (Germany)
The ErasmusPlus CHAMPS project

Mads Jacobsen (Denmark) Secretary-General, Dansk Skoleskak
What is Scholastic Chess?

Ebenezer Joseph (India) Principal Investigator, Department of Science and Technology
Thinking Outside the Box – Enhancing Creativity with Chess Instruction

Brian Kisida (USA), Professor of Economics, University of Missouri and GM Maurice Ashley
School chess, research, & curriculum development in Saint Louis

Sebastiano Paulescu (Italy), Chess Educationist
The Ideographic Method

Jakob Rathlev (Denmark), Head of Division, Danish Evaluation Institute
Evaluating scholastic chess projects

Carlos Santos (Portugal) Mathematician, Vice-President of Ludus
Chess and Primary School Mathematics

Jorge Silva (Portugal) Professor of Mathematics, University of Lisbon
Chess pieces & chess board mathematically used

Mark Szavin (Hungary), Private School Teacher, Budapest
Visualisation in Chess

Sunil Weeramantry (USA) Chess Coach and Teacher
A Blended Learning Approach