FOURTH ACTIVITY: Sports

CHESS (tactics, strategy, fantasy)

Number of participants: 40 students from 5th grade /22 girls and 18 boys/

Responsible person of the activity: C.F. teacher and teachers class.

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES

  • Concentration
  • Self-control
  • Problem Solving (Problem Solving)
  • Memory
  • Self-esteem
  • Inclusion (Fight against Bullying)
  • Responsibility
  • Respect for the rules and opinions of others

The following functions are recognized for the game of chess:

socializing function

cognitive function

ethical function

In relation to the socializing function, it must first be emphasized that chess favors interaction with others and, above all, places the subject in front of the need to take into account the point of view of others.

Compared to the cognitive function on several occasions it has been emphasized by experts that chess favors the development of cognitive abilities, such as memory, concentration, attention, foresight, spatial ability, the ability to find solutions, … skills linked in a particular way to the logical-mathematical field.

Finally, the game of chess has an ethical function: it is in fact a game with rules, rules that are numerous and complex, and the respect of these rules is presented as an essential condition for the development of the game itself. Games with rules allow you to develop concepts of fairness, shift work, reciprocity and to guide the rejection of those attitudes of abuse, impropriety, injustice that do not allow the smooth running of the game. Chess is also a competitive game, where respect for the opponent and acceptance of the outcome of the game become attitudes to which it is important to educate students.

This group of students approached the game of chess for the first time. Information on the game and the rules have been explained and illustrated by the master through the use of the IWB.

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