2 thoughts on “Giovanni Sala: Comments on current chess and education research

  1. In addition to social, emotional and cognitive learning effects there are also metacognitive learning effects possible as a result of chess education. What you can achieve is the result of a combination of specific chess aspects (tactics, strategy, etc.) you use in combination with specific teaching methods and the target group (age, etc.). It is therefore the combinations which are crucial. Compare it with H2 and O, separately they are different from the combination: water. In addition, different learning effects are possible for different students: one learns to deal with losses, another learns to think more creative. Because there are so many variables at stake, it is hard to find in quantitative research very large effects on a single dimension. Therefore, you should not just look at results of quantitative research but also at experiences in practice and qualitative research.

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