Introduction to CIE Approaches
Educators considering a Chess in Education program should critically assess the different CIE approaches available to them. Some chess products and services use the “Chess in Education” phrase simply as a marketing gimmick to gain access to the education market for traditional chess training products or services.
CIE approaches vary based on differences in:
- Educational Premise
See the Keys to Choosing a CIE Approach chart for details.
What CIE is Not!
In the past decade educators have begun to move away from traditional chess training services and products focused exclusively on developing competitive chess proficiency, toward more targeted training methods that focus on development of 21st century skills and behaviors.