Development of Higher Education Students’ Creative Abilities in Learning and Research Activity

Viktor S. Shcherbakov, Alexandr L. Makarov, Natalya V. Buldakova, Tat’yana P. Butenko, Liliya V. Fedorova, Arpenik R. Galoyan, Nina I. Kryukova

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Vocational training, the learning and research creativity, self-development of students, creative activity, and program-targeted approach


The relevance of the paper is related to the necessity to develop the creative abilities of students who are able to be professionally realized in a society in the conditions of rapid social and information changes. In connection with this, there is a growing need to develop probable paths of students' abilities forming for creative activity as the basis for their future self-determination and self-improvement. The research is aimed at initiating the students’ learning and research work in the course of vocational training in the University to develop and realize their creative abilities. The authors propose a program-targeted approach to the development of learning and research creativity of students, the main feature of which is the priory of activities goal-setting. The following aspects are determined: the criteria for university students’ creative activity; stages of creative self-development of the student; components of the system of creative activity of the university student (motivational, operational, diagnostic, and resultant); algorithm of student's creative activity; methods, forms and means of realization of creative activity in the process of vocational training of students in the university. The aspects selected by the authors make it possible to compile and implement a personal program for self-development of the creative abilities of each university student. The paper is intended for educators and psychologists, the scientific community, dealing with the formation of creative abilities of students in the learning and research activities.