2017 Programme

Saturday 2nd December 2017

12.00 Registration and Refreshments

13.00 Conference Opening                                                          London Room

John Foley (GBR)
Conference Director
Welcome and Conference Overview

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

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

Jakob Rathlev (DEN)
Head of Division, Danish Evaluation Institute
What Everyone in Scholastic Chess Should Know about Evaluation

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

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

15.00 – 15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30-16.30      World Café Debates                  Attend two 30 minute debates

Karel van Delft (NED)   London Room
Chess Coach and Writer
What Separates Scholastic and Competitive Chess?

Jesper Hall (SWE)    London Room
Manager of Junior Chess, Swedish Chess Federation
Does Scholastic Chess Need a Code of Conduct?

Yonne Tangelder (NOR)      Bedford Room
Project Assistant, Chess in Schools, Norwegian Chess Federation
What is the best age for Scholastic Chess?

Stefan Löffler (GER)      Bedford Room
Conference Programme Director, Journalist
How should the Scholastic Chess Movement Organise Itself?

Sabine Vollstädt-Klein (GER)       Melbury Room
Research Group Leader, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg
How can Chess Promote Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom?

Tal Granite (CAN)      Melbury Room
Director, Chess Institute of Canada
What are the Social Benefits of Scholastic Chess?

16.30-18.00 Parallel Workshops Session

Chess and Primary School Mathematics        London Room
Rita Atkins (GBR) Chess and mathematics educator, ChessPlus
Jorge Nuno Silva (POR) Professor of Mathematics, University of Lisbon
Carlos Santos (POR) Vice-President, Ludus IM

Evaluating School Chess Projects         Bedford Room
Jakob Rathlev (DEN) Board Member, Dansk Skoleskak
Alessandro Dominici (ITA) President, Alfiere Bianco
Anna Harazińska (POL) Co-ordinator, Chess in Schools, Polish Fed.
Brian Kisida (USA) Professor of Economics, University of Missouri

Communicating Scholastic Chess     Melbury Room
Roberto Schenker (SUI) Educator, Chess4Kids
Michał Kanarkiewicz (POL) Chess Coach, First Move, Polish Chess Fed.
Luis Blasco (ESP) Director, Madrid Chess Academy


Sunday 3rd December 2017

9.00-10.30 Parallel Workshops Session

Establishing Standards in Chess Teacher Training    London Room
Jesper Hall (ECU) Chair, Education Commission, European Chess Union
John Foley (GBR) Co-developer, ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate
Pep Suarez (ESP) Spanish Chess Federation / FIDE-CiS
Leontxo Garcia (MEX) Kasparov Chess Foundation for Ibero-America

Research Cooperation      Bedford Room
Fernand Gobet (SUI) Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
William Bart (USA) Professor of Educational Psychology, U of Minnesota
Carme Saurina Canals (ESP) Professor of Economics, University of Girona
Reinaldo Golmia Dante (BRA) University of Cambridge
Sabine Vollstädt-Klein (GER) International Society for Applied Chess

New Methods and Games           Melbury Room
Olga Dolzhykova (NOR) Game Designer, PlayMagnus
Sebastiano Paulesu (ITA) Chess educator, Alfiere Bianco
Mark Szavin (HUN) Chess Teacher, Let’s Go! Private School, Budapest
Philippe Vukojevic (BEL) Freelance chess coach, ChessConsult

☕   10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK   

11.00-13.10 Chess in the Curriculum (chair: Rita Atkins)         London Room

František Jablonický (SVK) President, Slovak Chess Federation
and Stefan Löffler ChessPlus (GER)
The CHAMPS Erasmus + Project

Brian Kisida (USA) Professor of Economics, University of Missouri
and Maurice Ashley (USA) Grandmaster, Chess Commentator and Educator
School Chess, Research and Curriculum Development at St Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center

Sunil Weeramantry (USAChess Coach and Teacher
A Blended Learning Chess Course

Leontxo García (ESP) Journalist, Chess populariser
Chess Across Subjects

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

13.10-14.00                             LUNCH  (sandwiches)

14.00-16.00 What have We Learned? (chair: Stefan Löffler)       London Room

Fernand Gobet  (SUI) Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
Chess and Intelligence – Lessons for Scholastic Chess

Round Table: What Have We Learned?
William Bart (USA)  University of Minnesota (USA)
Jesper Hall (SWE) European Chess Union Education Commission
Anastasia Sorokina (BLR)  / Belarus Chess Federation