The first Russian school chess teachers are trained in NSTU

26 June, 2018 15:43:00
At the end of June in a flagship Novosibirsk State Technical University a ceremonial presentation of the diplomas of the program of professional retraining "Pedagogy of additional education (chess)" took place.
The diploma gives the right to teach chess in schools and institutions of additional education. The program was implemented within the framework of the grant of the Charity Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko and the Russian Chess Federation.

The program is designed for 305 hours in the classroom 2-3 times a week, it was launched on December 19, 2017 and ended with a state exam on June 5, 2018. The training was conducted by 36 chess players from Novosibirsk region, who already have a higher or secondary specialized education.
According to the member of the presidium of the chess federation of Novosibirsk region, curator of the course Alexey Dolgov, an important part for the creation of this program was to assemble and unite isolated modules in one course, from the fundamentals of pedagogy to the rules of international competitions. A great methodical work has been done, which will be in demand later in the organization of a permanent program both on the basis of NSTU and at the all-Russian level in a remote format.

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Olga Vasilyeva, stated that it was planned to introduce compulsory chess lessons in the primary classes of the Russian school, the first classes could start as early as 2018. According to the Chess Federation of Novosibirsk Region, about 500 teachers should be trained to introduce general chess education in the region. Now chess is taught in more than two hundred schools of Novosibirsk region, but only in the format of hobby clubs.

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