International Chess Federation
Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 16:58
International online conference “Chess in Education” announced

FIDE is delighted to announce the International online conference “Chess in Education” to be held from November 20-21, 2021. The event is organized by FIDE Chess in Education Commission (EDU) and the “Chess” Scientific Research Institute of ASPU (Armenian State Pedagogical University).

Attendees will have a chance to participate in vital discussions around teaching chess in preschool facilities, schools and universities.

The conference agenda includes the following topics:


  • Formation of prior knowledge for chess.
  • Functions of prior knowledge for chess.
  • Socio-pedagogical justifications for that prior knowledge.
  • The problems of developing a preschooler’s thinking.
  • The main manifestations of a preschooler’s development.


  • School chess models, especially differences between “chess for education” and “education for chess”.
  • In-service training of teachers to teach chess.
  • Problems with the quality of chess teaching in school.
  • Chess in special needs education.
  • School chess research results.
  • Hybrid and online learning.


  • Issues of the training of chess teachers.
  • Models of Chess 101 in Universities around the world.
  • Chess as a means of promoting learning by university students.

The working languages of the conference are English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. The conference will take place on the Zoom platform.

More information about the event can be found here.

Registration is open on the conference website (English language) or (Spanish language) until November 18. At the moment, there are more than 130 registrations.