Course: Methodology of Teaching Chess 1

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Course title Methodology of Teaching Chess 1
Course code KMD/MVS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Finěk Václav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Benefits of playing chess, basic didactic and methodology principles, games for beginners. 2. Board and pieces, moves of the pieces, value of pieces, the notation. 3. Check, mate, stalemate, basic mates. 4. Draw, the principles of the opening, twofold attack, discovered and double check. 5. Combinations, back-rank weakness, basic pawn endings (the opposition, the square, the critical square). 6. Combinations of pawns and pieces. 7. The first principles of tactics. 8. Attacks against the (un)castled King. 9. Queen versus pawn endgame, rook and pawn versus rook (Lucena position and Philidor position), pawn endings (realization of advantage, the propected passed and the outside passed pawn). 10. Endings (bishop versus knight, same color bishops, opposite color bishops). 11. Basic chess strategy (weak and strong squares, weak pawns, open lines). 12. Creating lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Home preparation for classes - 32 hours per semester
  • Contacts hours - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Methodology of teaching chess to children and beginners.
Students are able to lead children chess clubs.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
The application of acquired knowledge in the game and the creation of one lecture.
Recommended literature
  • http://www.chess.cz/www/mladez/metodika.html.
  • Martin Beil. Šachová cvičení (díl 2,3..,6).
  • Martin Kubala. Pat a Mat hrají šachy.
  • Petr Herejk a kolektiv. Metodická příručka pro trenéry a učitele šachu.
  • Petr Herejk a kolektiv. Sbírka čachových úloh.


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Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for lower-secondary school teachers. (18) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
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Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Applied Geography (19) Category: Geography courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Education in Leisure Time (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower and Upper Secondary Schools - Mathematics (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer