Awakening, Artist: Ivan Marchuk

“Ukrainian teachers support the statement that creativity draws on both spontaneous
thought, originating from the default mode network, and on sustained cognitive control over those thoughts originating from a separate brain network (Beaty et al., 2015). Unfortunately, there is a lack of methods for systematic assessment of skills as critical thinking or creative thinking. In our opinion, integrating updated pedagogical methodology with creative techniques and interprofessionalism is a valuable approach for fostering students’ creativity and generating research skills. It is also compulsory to orient knowledge into the development of students’ systematic and logical viewpoint, scientific and theoretical beliefs, moral qualities, and active life position (Wiley & Jarosz, 2012).

It is necessary to mark that intensification of future doctor’s creative potential is performed through the formation of creative thinking, research skills, ability to interact with the information means, put and solve different tasks according to specific activities that may help in the formation and development of independence and cognitive research activities in the process of personal, specially organized student’s educational activities (Runco & Jaeger, 2012). Nevertheless, up-to-date training experience is not focused on the demands of contemporary society as: ‘we are currently preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist, to use technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve problems that we don’t even know are problems yet’ (Darling-Hammond, 2008, p. 2).

Shaheen (2010) stated that for many developing countries, creativity remains neglected, whereas in developed countries, educational philosophy and goals rely on student’s enhancement of creativity and self-actualization. Consequently, we define creativity as both a talent and a skill that can be developed as an independent activity, which is closely connected with intellect, curiosity and analytical thinking.”

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