Thuy, Bui Thi Le, Vyacheslav Kazarenkov, Van De Tran, Valeria Dorofeeva, & Nguyen Thi (2019). Use of Q-methodology for studying students’ creative activity. The European proceedings of social & behavioural sciences (International Scientific Conference “Social and Cultural Transformations in the Context of Modern Globalism”) (Vol. 76, No. 469, pp. 3492-3496). London: Future Academy. (Link: https://www.futureacademy.org.uk/files/images/upload/SCTCMG2019FA469.pdf)

Abstract: This article discusses factors influencing the formation of creative activity of students in the learning process. The study involved 94 teachers and students of the Hanoi national University of Education and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia from September 20th, 2018, to January 20th, 2019. Q methodology was used to determine the factors that affect the creative activity of students by using a web application – Ken-Q Analysis version 1.0.4. The Q-sample consists of 56 statements generated by various methods, such as structured interviews and thorough interviews; questionnaire with open-ended questions; collection of statements based on previous research. Results of the study revealed two main factors that strongly influence the formation of students’ creative activity in the learning process: the first factor is students themselves; the second factor is teachers’ activity. These factors account for 58% of the study dispersion. Sixty-four participants contributed to the definition of the factor 1. Thirty participants contributed to the definition of the factor 2. Teachers and students belonged to the factor 1 showed a high level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements: “a student has a positive attitude, interest to the creative activity” (+5); “wish to study, students’ curiosity” (+5). Teachers and students belonged to the factor 2 showed a high level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements: “teaching activity of teachers motivates students for creativity” (+5); “teacher is ready to support creative process of students at the lesson” (+5); “teacher does not use group forms of teaching” (-5).

Bui Thi Le Thuy <buithilethuyk56@gmail.com> is in the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia.

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