Creativity-driven ecological thinking development in physical culture and sport university students

Creativity-driven ecological thinking development in physical culture and sport university students

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Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №3 2018, pp.24-26

PhD, Professor E.A. Grineva1
Dr.Hab., Professor V.G. Shubovich1
PhD, Associate Professor N.V. Bibikova1
1Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University n.a. I.N. Ulyanov, Ulyanovsk

Objective of the study was to analyze progress of the creativity-driven ecological thinking development process in physical culture and sport university students, with the progress rated by the creativity and ecological thinking rating tests and the test data correlation analysis. Subject to the study were the first- to fourth-year students (n=65) of the Physical Education and Sports Department of Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical Universitynamed after I.N. Ulyanov, with theoretical and empirical test methods (including Ward and K-average methods) applied in the study. The test toolkit included the B.P. Torrance test of creative thinking and the Ecological Thinking Profiling test designed by the authors. The experimental study data and analysis gave the means to rate a variety of qualities including thinking process productivity and versatility; forecasting ability; analyzing ability; and ecological thinking versatility.

Keywords: environmental  education, ecological thinking, creativity, flexibility, productivity, originality.

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