Múineadh na Fichille is an opportunity for primary school teachers to learn how to both play and teach chess. This summer course is delivered as Gaeilge and will be of particular interest to teachers in Irish-medium schools interested in bringing chess to their schools/classrooms and to teachers in English-medium schools who would like to polish their scileanna Gaeilge, whilst learning how to play chess. The course is intended to be fun and hands-on, while giving teachers a life-time skill that they can use in a variety of ways in their schools. Múineadh na Fichille will pay precise interest in practical ways to integrate chess to the primary school curriculum. The benefits of chess for children are endless, with particular success reported in areas such as increased empathy, enhanced social skills and improved critical thinking.
Bio: Ian Ó Madagáin
Ian Ó Madagáin has many years experience in teaching chess in schools and hosting tournaments. He is certified by the European Chess Union (ECU) to teach chess in schools and has taught in both Deis Schools and Gaelscoileanna over the past 13 years. Ian is currently principal of Gaelscoil Sáirséal, Luimneach.
Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:
All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.
In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.
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