Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
The Creative Originality and Technological Inclinations of female Trainee Teachers of Technologies
Palmira Pečiuliauskienė, Ilona Valantinaitė
The paper investigates the creative originality of female trainee teachers of Technologies which was determined by means of Torrance’s technique of personal creativity diagnostics (a verbal expression questionnaire). The paper adheres to a sociological attitude to the target issue, and explores the creative originality of Generation Y female trainee teachers of Technologies, and the interrelation between creative originality and inclinations for “female” (nutrition, textile) and “male” spheres of technologies (constructive materials, electronics).
Keywords: creative originality, nutrition, textile, constructive materials, electronics
The typical features of a creative society are the rapid increase of technological, the development of economy, expansion of social relations, the growth of people’s mobility, and the appearance of new social structures, all of which make life unstable, crises become more frequent, and these problems can be dealt with only by enhancing people’s creativity (Vaicekauskienė, 2009; Petrulytė, 1995; 2001; Rowlands, 2011). Creativity has become not only part of art, but also an increasingly important contribution to all sectors where cultural creative material functions as a basis for a competitive advantage in the global market economy (Levickaitė, 2011; Rowlands, 2011).
The investigation of the phenomenon of creativity requires a solution to a key problem – what is creativity? For more than a century there have been numerous discussions concerning the roles of knowledge, skills and abilities in creation (Torrance, 1971; Hennessey, Amabile, 1987; Jonynienė, 1987; Rowlands, 2011) as well...