• Gabriela Kelemen „Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad


Creativity, Emotional Intelligence, identification, formative intervention


Creativity is one of the cognitive skills required by performance in the 21st century. In the current society which is fully technological and tends to automatize everything, no one can deny the importance of creativity as necessary and useful attribute of knowledge. However, there are different ways of approaching it due to its features that are like a magical aspect of thinking (Sparks, 2011, p. 3).[1] Studies have highlighted that there is mutual determination between creativity as specific, innovative and emotional intelligence. A person is considered creative if s/he can produce original, innovative, unique ideas or products. Creative thinking allows a person to explore different aspects of life in completely different ways than the common way of thinking. A manner of analysing the creative phenomenon is to observe creative personalities, to identify the cognitive characteristics that are different from the others such as creative strategies, cognitive styles, resolving strategies, overwhelming imagination, inspiration, intuition and other elements (Piirto, 2011). Rational mind is the one that confers understanding and reflection along with emotional experiences that put their mark on human personality and thinking. Creativity is a skill that can be developed in schools, if it is identified and proper strategies are used such as engaging the individual in his/her own development with all the abilities along with presenting all opportunities for social evolution.(Glassner & Schwarz, 2007)[2].

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