ROLE OF CHESS ACHIEVEMENTS IN A PRIMARY SCHOOLCHILD’S LEARNING PROCESS
Keywords:Chess, chess achievements and victories, learning process, motivation, learning progress
The aim of the article is to identify the role of chess achievement in the learning process and in enhancing learning motivation. The research was conducted using a complex set of quantitative and qualitative methods. The research was carried out by methods of a structured questionnaire survey (122) and an expert interview (15).
Success in chess motivates a child to study mainly mathematics, native and foreign languages, while the other subjects are somewhat outside the scope of children's interests. Due to victories, learners strive to be the first in their studies, in sports and in all activities. The impact of chess is a positive shift in academic achievement and a change in aspirations for learning subjects.
Comparing the results of the study conducted with parents and experts, it becomes clear that both parents and experts stress the role and impact of chess education on a child's academic performance, highlighting the role of sports victories as a tool to stimulate and enhance educational motivation. Frequent victories in sports tournaments are an encouraging factor for pupils to achieve educational success through participation in a number of subject, Olympiads increasing a child's desire to be involved in educational process.
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