2009 CHESS:

Turin, 25th - 27th February 2009
The participants of the International Conference "Chess: a game to grow up with" debated on the way they could propose, to the local Governments, Chess as a basic subject taught in the schools. The chess game is recognised as an effective learning tool for children - an hypothesis supported by abundant and authoritative research. Numerous experiences show that chess classes in schools enable children to raise the level of,logical reasoning, urge children to make decision by themselves, and help them develop their ability to study and to make actions "in mind". All the above mentioned aspects improve basic educational school programmes. We can definitely state that chess game as a teaching subject improves the quality of education. The conference has had the goal to make an up-to-date survey of chess teaching in schools ali over the world.