IMPACT OF THE UNIVERSITY ON THE CREATIVE THINKING OF STUDENTS AND THE CREATIVITY IN THE REGION
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:The roles of universities are known to society and are based on their long-standing status, during which they have undergone many changes. From their very beginnings, universities have had an important impact on individuals as well as the cities and regions in which universities have been located. These tasks include: the educational role, the science and research-based role, and the role of university service to society. These tasks intertwine and create a synergistic effect.
Education seems to be the basis and the most important role of the university. The output is the most educated groups in the population. With this output, the university creates intellectual wealth that can be commercialized and through which the university contributes to the development of production, businesses, industries and the entire region or agglomeration. The human resource is seen as a major source of creativity and innovation. Creativity and its link to learning and experience is commonly regarded as a condition for the creation, processing and dissemination of innovation. However, the pursuit of living standards, coupled with technological equipment, has resulted in the need for a high increase in creative thinking and creative expression, which in turn has the effect of increasing the skills, knowledge and knowledge of individuals and their personal creativity.
The main research problem will be discussed in the paper: Identification of the impact of the university on the creative thinking of students and the creative expression of the university in the region. To achieve the research problem, we have set six research objectives that follow up the questions in the questionnaire. One of the outputs of the solved issue is the proposal of so-called a modified 3T, which is compiled using only those sub-indexes for which statistics are available within the Slovak Republic and within the regions.
Keywords: Creativity, university, student, creative thinking, index 3T, region.