Creative activity at higher education institutions: Ukrainian pedagogical overview

Keywords: creativity, pedagogical experience, personal evolution, soft skills, Ukrainian higher education institution.


Professional training in Ukrainian higher education institutions is primarily focused on strengthening the creative potential of future educators, as it promotes their professional and personal growth, as well as the comprehensive outcome of students’ creative abilities. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to outline the Ukrainian pedagogical experience in enlarging the creative process in higher education institutions. Another aim is to ascertain the concepts of “creative process”, “creativity”, “creative skills” in the up-to-date Ukrainian pedagogical discourse. It is a point of discussion that in Ukrainian pedagogical literature the term “kreatyvnist” (“creativity”) dominates over “tvorchist” (“creative process”). Creative abilities are interpreted as a combination of inner human traits that emerge in the process of activity resulting in innovation. Creative activity integrates the mechanism of generating something new via education and cognition, while the ability reveals itself in responding to new non-standard situations when future-to-be teacher’s creative skills emerge. Ukrainian pedagogical discourse presents an urgent teacher’s need to be a manager of the inner self-improvement based on their cognitive activity. Moreover, two aspects tend to be crucial for the implementation of pedagogical work in higher education institutions in Ukraine. Firstly, the promotion of students’ creative self-development; secondly, the stimulation of students’ unique techniques for managing similar activities within the future professional framework.


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Author Biographies

Maryna Boichenko, Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A. S. Makarenko, Ukraine.

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head at the Department of Pedagogics, Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A. S. Makarenko, Ukraine.

Tetyana Kozlova, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor at the Department of English Philology and Lingvodidactics, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine.

Alla Kulichenko, Zaporizhzhia State Medical University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, Zaporizhzhia State Medical University, Ukraine.

Ruslana Shramko, Poltava V. G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, Ukraine.

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Department of English and German Philology, Poltava V. G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, Ukraine.

Yuriy Polyezhayev, National University “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic”, Ukraine.

Candidate of Sciences in Social Communications, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages for Professional Communication, National University “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic”, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Boichenko, M., Kozlova, T., Kulichenko, A., Shramko, R., & Polyezhayev, Y. (2022). Creative activity at higher education institutions: Ukrainian pedagogical overview. Amazonia Investiga, 11(59), 161-171.
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