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SUM24-102 Chess for Social & Cognitive Skills

SUM24-102 Chess for Social & Cognitive Skills

Chess for Social & Cognitive Skills is like no other summer course as it is extremely hands-on and teacher-centred. Chess is a growing pastime in Irish primary schools with 1 in every 6 primary schools now joined the Ficheall network. It is an excellent extension to teaching the SPHE curriculum from 1st-6th class as well as being a fun hobby for students (and teachers) for rainy days. It promotes a variety of social and cognitive skills such as respect, forward planning, problem solving, decision making, accepting defeat, understanding resilience and developing a productive disposition to problem solving; all of which are addressed in the free beginner lessons available to participants. Course is approved for 3 EPV Days.

Teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess by playing chess mini-games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants:

  • how to play chess (from zero prior knowledge) and the best methods of teaching primary school children as young as first class the game using a fun, games-based approach
  • how to utilise chess as an additional resource in teaching social skills in the mainstream and special education classroom to address the SPHE curriculum
  • how to organise a school chess club, school chess team and in-school chess competitions

 

Dates: Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July

Time: 9.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Navan Education Support Centre

Facilitator: Shane Finnegan

 

Summer Course Booking Policy

Our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is only refundable if cancelled 2 full weeks prior to course starting date.
Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or are unable to attend the course after the 2 week deadline, we are not in a position to refund fees. All refunds are less €10 admin fee

Navan Education Support Centre reserves the right to cancel a Summer Course where there are not sufficient numbers to run the course.
In the event of the Centre having to cancel your course, you will be offered an alternative course or offered a full refund.

In line with DES Circular 0037/1997, participants attending Summer Courses accrue entitlements as follows:

  • Full Attendance (20 Hours): 3 EPV Days
  • 4 Days Attendance (16 Hours): 2 EPV Days
  • No EPV days will be awarded for less than 4 days attendance

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 01-07-2024 9:30 am
Course End Date / Time 05-07-2024 2:00 pm
Cut off date 17-06-2024 5:00 pm
Capacity 20
Course Fee €50.00
Location Navan Education Centre

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