• Olga В. Mikhailova Chair of Social and Differential Psychology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5046-1452




creativity, innovativeness, students of secondary and high school


The development of potential abilities and capabilities of the person in his/her adolescence is one of the important directions in the activities of contemporary psychologists-practitioners. A characteristic feature of this paper is the integration of psychological and pedagogical approaches to the analysis of the background foundations for the development of innovativeness and creativity in a personality in the educational environment of high school. The aim of the present work is to develop the technology of formation and realization of innovative potential of a personality basing on the empirical data. The study analyzed the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the peculiarities of the innovation and creativity manifested by 13-14 and 16-18 year old students. The study is based on the following methods: 1) Creativity test composed by N. V. Vishnyakova; 2) “Self-evaluation scale devoted to innovative qualities” by N. M. Lebedev, A. N. Tatarko; 3) the method of “Personal readiness for changes” developed by Canadian scientists Rodnik, Heather, Gold and Hal. The authors used non-parametric U- criterion by Mann-Whitney and Spearman rank correlation coefficient as the main mathematical methods of research. Interpretation of the numerous data suggests that there are significant differences in the characteristics of creativity and innovativeness manifestation among students of different ages. Based on these data, the paper presents recommendations for the improvement of psycho-pedagogical technologies of supporting the formation of innovative potential of personality in high school. 


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How to Cite

В. Mikhailova O. (2018). FEATURES OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENTS AT SECONDARY AND HIGH SCHOOL. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 6(2), 11–20. https://doi.org/10.5937/ijcrsee1802011M