Promoting the Development of Creativity in Education

  • Ramona Elena Rotaru PhD Student, State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Keywords: Creativity, primary education, motivation, critical thinking, creative environment


Creativity is progressively recognized as a key element of success in education. The various aspects and conditions of creativity have been identified by researchers, but currently, it appears to seem as a more important subject of interest towards many scientists. This article highlights the importance of developing the creativity of primary school children in the context of education. In a creative learning environment, primary school children expand their skills and strategies on various aspects of creative development. Creativity is an important part of education, making learning itself a social activity. The success of progress and evolution should be at the forefront of developing children creativity. First, it should be able to organize, select the right information, secondly to develop critical and original thinking and, last but not least, to manifest its creativity in its own affections and desires. The critical thinking and inner motivation of children influence the development of creativity. Personality, skills and talent highlight what a child can do when motivation indicates what will happen. Certainly, the creative environment can have a significant impact on children's motivation, but motivation rather than talent is more useful for the creative spirit. Moreover, the creative development of primary school children should be considered in two positions: individual creativity of each child and group creativity of the whole class. Many approaches which studied creativity that include the major orientations on explaining this phenomenon describes the complexity of the creativity, highlighting the development of this process as an expression of creativity and stimulates creative behaviour.


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How to Cite
Rotaru, R. E. (2019). Promoting the Development of Creativity in Education. LUMEN Proceedings, 9, 286-295.