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Chess – a game to grow up with

International Convention in Turin, 25th – 27th February 2009

The Piemontese regional committee F.S.I., with the F.S.I. council patronage, will organize in Turin, from February 25 to 27th 2009, an International Convention on the theme: “Chess: a game to grow up with”, based on the chess teaching methods in school and on the chess teaching potentialities in the development of cognitive competences and learner’s personalities.
Within the convention, that will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Italian, will find place, first of all, the presentation of some of the main and most recent scientific research plans on the subject and also the exposition of an outline, as much complete as possible, of the chess teaching experience and concrete methods in schools all over the world. The convention will also be, on the other side, an opportunity to show the various realities of Italian chess teaching, to gather concerning precise data, and to compare them with the different international experience.
Both national and regional school representatives will attend to the convention, so that the goal of this meeting would also be to create and serve as a model for a closer cooperation between chess teaching and school instruction.
On the occasion of the convention, the Youth Didactic Commission for School – F.S.I. will also hold meetings finalized to draw up an ultimate document, which will be showed in the convention conclusive session, containing guiding lines for a predisposition of a common didactic protocol suitable, in the school system, throughout Italy, in order to better qualify the Chess Instructor role.
Should this be an important and appreciated opportunity to meet, compare and examine closely, we hope you will attend numerous to the contest and convention.
We thank you beforehand for your attention,
The president of the F.S.I. Piemontese regional committee
Dott. Roberto Rivello

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Schedule for 25th February 2009

Welcome Address:

by Italian Minister of Education, to be confirmed (or by a representative of Italian Ministry of Education)

by President of Piedmont Region, t.b.c. (or by a representative of Piedmont Region)

by Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of World Chess Federation (FIDE), President and Head of Republic of Kalmykia

by Mr. Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation (FSI)

by Mr. Flavio Brugnoli, Coordinator of the institutional activities of the Compagnia di San Paolo

by Prof. Roberto Rivello, President of the Piedmont Committee of Italian Chess Federation

Introductive Remarks:

by Mr. Francesco De Sanctis, Direttore generale dell’Ufficio scolastico regionale del Piemonte (Piedmont Scholastic Office)

by Ms. Giovanna Pentenero, Assessore all’Istruzione e alla Formazione professionale, Piedmont Region

by Mr. Luigi Saragnese, Assessore alle risorse educative, City of Turin

by Gianfranco Porqueddu, President of the Piedmont Committee of the CONI, tbc

by Mr. Gianfrancesco Lupattelli, President of the MSP – Italia

PLENARY SESSION 1 – THE ROLE OF CHESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY

Chair: prof. Roberto Rivello (University of Turin, President of the Organizing Committee, Chairman of the FIDE Ethics Commission)

Keynote Speakers:

- Dr. Sulaiman Abul Kareem Mohammad Al-Fahim (President of the United Arab Emirates Chess Federation, CEO of Hydra Properties, component of The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment that bought Manchester City Football Club on 2008, IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador), The Development of Chess in Schools in Arabian Countries. The Role of Learning Chess for the Education of Arabian Girls

- IGM Maurice Ashley (1st African-American International Grandmaster, he was the coach of the “Raging Rooks” and of the “Dark Knights” of Harlem, winners of many U.S.A. National Junior High School Championships), Chess for Success – Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens

PLENARY SESSION 2 – TEACHING CHESS IN SCHOOLS: A COMPARISON AMONG DIFFERENT METHODS AND EXPERIENCES – I

Chair: Damir Levacic (International Master, Member of the ECU Board, President of the Mediterranean Chess Association)

Keynote Speakers:

- Umberto Magnoni (I.T.E.R. Director – City of Turin), Chess in Schools, the Turin Experience

- Marcello Perrone (Italian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Italian Experience

- Ali Nihat Yazici (President of Turkish Chess Federation, FIDE Vice-President), Chess in Schools, the Turkish Experience

- Léo Battesti (President of the “Ligue Corse”, Corsican Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Corsican Experience

- Damir Levacic (French Chess Federation) and Jérôme Mauffras (Académie de Créteil – France), Chess in Schools, the French Experience

- Alessandro Dominici (Italian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Piedmont Experience

- Paola Russo (FSI Instructor), Chess for very young Students: a Psicomotricity Experience

26th February 2009

PLENARY SESSION 3 – THE ROLE OF CHESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COGNITIVE CAPACITIES

Chair: prof. Uvencio BLANCO H. (Chairman of the FIDE Committee on Chess in Schools)

Keynote Speakers:

- prof. Fernand Gobet (Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Expertise at Brunel University, West London)

- prof. Roberto Trinchero (Professor of Experimental Pedagogy at the Faculty of Forming Sciences of the University of Turin)

- prof. Domenico Parisi (Chairman of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences, works at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR – Rome)

- prof. Philippe Chassy (Researcher on Psychology – University of Toulouse)

- dott. comm. Piero Angela (Scientific Journalist – RAI) (video contribution from Rome)

PLENARY SESSION 4 – TEACHING CHESS IN SCHOOLS: A COMPARISON AMONG DIFFERENT METHODS AND EXPERIENCES – I

Chair: Damir Levacic

Keynote Speakers:

- Boris Shedulin (Russian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Siberian Experience of distance learning

- Rikard Medancic (Croatian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Croatian Experience

- Walter Radler (President of the German Chess in Schools Foundation) and Patrick Wiebe (German Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the German Experience

PARALLEL SESSIONS A – B – TEACHING CHESS IN SCHOOLS: A COMPARISON AMONG DIFFERENT METHODS AND EXPERIENCES – III

A) Italian Experiences (Chair: Maurizio Perrone)

B) International Experiences (Chair: Uvencio Blanco)

Keynote Speakers:

- Sebastiano Paulesu (FSI Instructor), The Ideographic Method

- Carlo Alberto Cavazzoni (FSI Instructor), The Castle of Chess

- Alexander Wild (FSI Instructor), Basic Chess Teaching

27th February 2009

CONCLUSIVE PLENARY SESSION

Keynote Speakers:

- Valery Bovaev (Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation, President of the Kalmyk Chess Federation, Vice Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia), Chess in Schools in Kalmykia

- Alexander Kostyev (President of the ISCU – International School Chess Union), Chess in Schools: the Russian Experience

- Tian Hongwei (Chinese Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Chinese Experience

- Prof. Filippo Spagnolo (University of Palermo) – Giuliano d’Eredità (University of Palermo), Cultural differences in the conceptual frameworks of strategy and tactics: Chess and go

- Michel Noir (former Minister of the French Government, organiser of the 1990 World Chess Championship in Lyon, expert and author of publications on Brain Training), Chess and Brain Training

Conclusive Remarks: Uvencio Blanco, Marcello Perrone, Roberto Rivello

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