Development of Creative Activity of Prospective Visual Art Teachers
The main task of training secondary school visual art teachers is to develop intelligent, socially active and creative individualities graced by knowledge and skills in pedagogy, psychology and art, as well as by abilities for self-development and self-education. These teachers need well-developed teaching skills and competence, proficiency in promoting their students' acquisition of artistic knowledge and competence in modern art. Besides, they should be able to creatively deal with unusual artistic tasks and to respond to the changes in contemporary art and culture, since alongside the teacher's qualification, these teachers are conferred the Bachelor Degree in Art. Therefore, creative study work is one of the significant stages in the development of professional skills for the prospective secondary school visual art teachers. In order to accomplish the tasks set, the work of the teacher educators should be directed towards the development of student's creative activity, so that they can independently and regularly develop their creative skills. The aim of the study has been stated to work out and theoretically substantiate the model of creative process aimed at facilitation of prospective secondary education art teachers' creative activity.
Creative imagination is a psychic process of creating a new original image, idea or art work based on the acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as on the experience of creative activity.
The best of all primary school learners’ creative imagination develops at the lessons of visual art, aimed at teaching them to understand what is beautiful in art, as well as through their being involved in the creative process and creating art works themselves.
This paper provides the characterization of the psychological process of imagination, and deals with the importance and dynamics of the development of primary school learners’ creative imagination in lessons of visual art when depicting a portrait, and it also looks at a visual art teacher’s role in organizing the educational process of developing learners’ creative imagination in a sustainable education process.