Hip-Hop dance as a developer of adolescent values within the aspect of the UNESCO Hip-Hop declaration of peace

Edmunds Veizāns
Latvian Culture College, Latvia

Summary

Relevance of the problem is revealed through the 18 principles stated in the Hip-Hop Declaration of Peace, which help justify hip-hop as a culture by revealing its significance on a level of transnational cooperation and individual growth. Lasīt vairāk "Hip-Hop dance as a developer of adolescent values within the aspect of the UNESCO Hip-Hop declaration of peace"

Application of procedural model of creative self-expression in the artistic work of a dance group

Alda Skrastiņa
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. The creative self-expression of individuality is one of the most important aspects in the artistic work of a dance group. It has become one of the most essential topics in dance pedagogy nowadays. It strives to improve the abilities of a choreographer and a dancer to enable them to apply new knowledge and develop analytical skills, prerequisites for innovations in the artistic activities of a dance group. Lasīt vairāk "Application of procedural model of creative self-expression in the artistic work of a dance group"

Pedagogical conditions for promoting the creative activity of students

Inga Gaile
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. The article analyses the specifics of professional creative work and the pedagogical conditions for a successful promotion of creative work.

The Aim of the Study. To reveal the possibilities of facilitating creative skills of students by integrating creative tasks into the learning process and by developing a model of the learning process that promotes creative work. Lasīt vairāk "Pedagogical conditions for promoting the creative activity of students"

Verbal creativity

Irina Surkova
Rīgas Pedagoģijas un izglītības vadības akadēmija
PPZPI Kreativitātes pētniecības centrs, Latvia

Abstract

Introduction. Linguistic science has achieved remarkable success in the investigation of universals, rules and regularities.The rules and regularities that explain according to what laws we should account for language and speech creativity are still unclear.

The aim of the study is to systematise findings on verbal creativity in linguistics. Lasīt vairāk "Verbal creativity"

A system research of novelty in application to literature

Irina Surkova
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
Scientific Institute of Creativity, Latvia

Abstract

Introduction. Few researchers studied the concept of originality and its property – novelty – due to the difficulty of the subject. The present article makes a contribution to the study of novelty, attempting a system approach.

The aim of the  study is to explore a system approach to the concept of novelty in its application to literature. Lasīt vairāk "A system research of novelty in application to literature"

Correlations Between Pro-Social State De-individuation and Pro-Individual Trait Creativity Among Secondary School Students in Estonia

Stanislav Nemeržitski
Tallinn University, Estonia

Summary

Introduction. An attempt was made to study possible correlations between pro-individual trait (creativity) and pro-social state (de-individuation), among secondary school students in different schools in Tallinn (Estonia).

Aim of the Study. To show that different aspects of pro-social behaviour can correlate with and affect pro-individual trait, as creative thinking, in secondary school students, i.e. the age of increased emotional vulnerability. Lasīt vairāk "Correlations Between Pro-Social State De-individuation and Pro-Individual Trait Creativity Among Secondary School Students in Estonia"

Mother Tongue Textbooks and the Possibilities of Creativity Development through Their Use in Mother Tongue Lessons in Early Primary School

Margarita Kaltigina
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Riga, Latvia

Summary

Introduction
Creativity as one of the most desired contemporary human qualities is closely related to self-expression, but self-expression to self-assessment, self-esteem, and further to self-actualisation. Therefore the early primary school stage becomes especially crucial which involves the development of creative abilities as one of the most fundamental tasks. The article focuses on the early primary text-books in the mother tongue (Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian) in order to clarify to what extent and exactly what kind of creativity promoting tasks the authors include in them.

Aim of the study
The aim is to analyse the mother tongue early primary school text-books of various nationalities in order to establish the number and type of the tasks promoting children’s creativity. Lasīt vairāk "Mother Tongue Textbooks and the Possibilities of Creativity Development through Their Use in Mother Tongue Lessons in Early Primary School"

Adaptation of Runco Ideational Behavior Scale in Latvia

Emīls Kālis
Daugavpils University, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia
Līga Roķe
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Abstract

Runco Ideational Behavior Scale (RIBS) was developed as an alternative instrument to measure creativity in contrast with divergent thinking tests which have only moderate predictive validity. Measure of RIBS is based on the assumption that ideas are the products of original, divergent, and creative thinking behaviour which one can observe and report about his/herself. The aim of the study was to adapt RIBS in Latvia. For the estimation of  sychometric properties and constructing validity with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) two samples were involved – initial sample (N=107) and comparison sample (N=130). After evaluating the Latvian version of RIBS, two issues were identified: the first pertains to reversed items which have no sufficient shared variance with the total scale while the second issue points to serious problems of model fit challenging one factor solution of ideational behaviour. The possible reasons of these problems are discussed and further steps for RIBS development are proposed, including a change of response scale in order to test the effect of reversed items, establishing the validity with other instruments and investigating the appropriate number of factors to reveal more valid structure of ideational behaviour. Lasīt vairāk "Adaptation of Runco Ideational Behavior Scale in Latvia"

Correlation Between Experiences of Artistic Creative Self-Expressions and Life Experiences in Crisis Condition

Daiga Kalēja-Gasparoviča
Riga Teaching and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Abstract

Contemporary conditions determine a relationship between the quality of individual’s life and individually developed creative abilities: the ability to adapt to extraordinary situations and circumstances of life, flexibility in thought and action. The studies of visual arts provide an opportunity of enriching one’s experience in creative activities, at the same time facilitating the development of creative abilities. Experiences acquired earlier in life (impressions, low selfesteem and negative experiences) affect artistic creative self-expression and enhanced creative experiences, accordingly, affect the quality of life.

The aim of the article is to reveal and justify the correlations between the personal experiences of artistic creative self-expression and personal life experiences. Methods used in this study: review of scientific literature and  mpirical methods: observation and interviews. Lasīt vairāk "Correlation Between Experiences of Artistic Creative Self-Expressions and Life Experiences in Crisis Condition"