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Sadik, Resat; Kardas, Nurgül Tezcan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose of this study is to analyze the attitudes of the teacher candidates studying at universities towards the game of chess and determine to what extent these attitudes are affected by some variables. In this study, survey model was used. As data collection tool, "Attitude Scale for the Game of Chess" was used, developed by Sadik…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Students, Student Attitudes, Games
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Adams, Thomasina C. P. – Gifted Child Today, 2012
Teachers of gifted students often are challenged to find ways to stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. School chess clubs are one way of meeting that challenge. This article poses how games such as chess affect learning and gifted students. Two detailed strategies for teaching chess to students beginning in kindergarten are…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Games, Teaching Methods, Spatial Ability
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Sigirtmac, Ayperi Dikici – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Many studies propose that chess is a game requiring cognitive skills and has positive effects on mental development. In recent years, chess training has also been emphasised as important during the early childhood period. However, no studies have been done with six-year-old children. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Development, Gender Differences, Games
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Ruiz, Francisco J.; Luciano, Carmen – Psychological Record, 2012
This study compared an individual, 4-hr intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) versus a no-contact control condition in improving the performance of international-level chess players. Five participants received the brief ACT protocol, with each matched to another chess player with similar characteristics in the control…
Descriptors: Games, Competition, Performance, Improvement
Berkley, Darrin K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This sequential explanatory mixed-methods study determined whether the game of chess can be used as an educational tool to improve critical thinking skills of developmental mathematics students and improve mathematics achievement for these students. Five research questions were investigated. These questions were as follows: (a) Is there a…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Games, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Montrosse-Moorhead, Bianca; Griffith, James C. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
This article first makes a case for the need to establish evaluation reporting standards, support for which is rooted in the growing demand for professionalization, in the growing meta evaluation literature, and in growing efforts to develop reporting standards for inquiry efforts. Then, a case is made for a particular set of such standards…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Evaluation, Accountability, Research Reports
Martinez, Edwin E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the impact of instrumental music study and group chess lessons on the standardized test scores of suburban elementary public school students (grades three through five) in Levittown, New York. The study divides the students into the following groups and compares the standardized test scores of each: a) instrumental music…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Public Schools, Suburban Schools
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Vollstadt-Klein, Sabine; Grimm, Oliver; Kirsch, Peter; Bilalic, Merim – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
Whereas a lot of studies examine cognitive processes in chess players, personality profiles of elite chess players are still not described well. The aim of this study was to examine personality of strong chess experts and its influence on chess skill. We tested elite male and female chess players with Freiburg Personality Inventory Revised…
Descriptors: Females, Motivation, Personality Traits, Cognitive Processes
Chih, Ming-Yuan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The prediction and prevention of the initial lapse--which is defined as the first lapse after a period of abstinence--is important because the initial lapse often leads to subsequent lapses (within the same lapse episode) or relapse. The prediction of the initial lapse may allow preemptive intervention to be possible. This dissertation reports on…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Prediction, Prevention, Intervention
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Bilalic, Merim; Langner, Robert; Erb, Michael; Grodd, Wolfgang – Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2010
Comparing experts with novices offers unique insights into the functioning of cognition, based on the maximization of individual differences. Here we used this expertise approach to disentangle the mechanisms and neural basis behind two processes that contribute to everyday expertise: object and pattern recognition. We compared chess experts and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Pattern Recognition, Cognitive Processes, Recognition (Psychology)
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Shigenaga, Yasumasa – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The present study uses a video recording of two friends playing chess to observe, through the concept of "positive politeness, what strategies the participants employ to construct and maintain their relationship as close friends during an activity that includes moments of heightened tension. The study also examines the dynamics of the…
Descriptors: Interaction, Friendship, Games, Video Technology
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Iqbal, Azlan – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2012
Computational aesthetics is a relatively new subfield of artificial intelligence (AI). It includes research that enables computers to "recognize" (and evaluate) beauty in various domains such as visual art, music, and games. Aside from the benefit this gives to humans in terms of creating and appreciating art in these domains, there are perhaps…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Software, Games
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Jönsson, Martin L. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015
Hampton (1988) discovered that people are subject to "overextension"--they categorize some things as falling under a conjunction (e.g., they categorize chess as a "sport which is also a game") but not as falling under both of the corresponding conjuncts (e.g., they do not categorize chess as a "sport"). Although…
Descriptors: Verbs, Classification, Generalization, Nouns
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Scholz, Markus; Niesch, Harald; Steffen, Olaf; Ernst, Baerbel; Loeffler, Markus; Witruk, Evelin; Schwarz, Hans – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefit of chess in mathematics lessons for children with learning disabilities based on lower intelligence (IQ 70-85). School classes of four German schools for children with learning disabilities were randomly assigned to receive one hour of chess lesson instead of one hour of regular mathematics lessons…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mental Retardation, Mathematics Skills, Computation
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Sakibayev, Razakh; Sakibayev, Spartak; Sakibayeva, Bela – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
This article is dedicated to the topic of discovering effective ways of developing students' programming abilities with the means of non-programming disciplines and activities. The authors argue that the process of educating students in programming becomes effective if students participates not only in programming lessons themselves, but also…
Descriptors: Programming, Extracurricular Activities, Mathematics Skills, College Students
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