USE OF ALTERNATIVE WORKING METHODS IN TRAINING OF STUDENTS AT FLSCH, ULSIT: A BASIS FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF STUDENTS FROM PASSIVE LISTENERS TO ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THE LEARNING PROCESS
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:In contemporary educational environment at university level, more and more new methods are being used to form and develop creative thinking. Creative thinking is one of the most sought after skills in today's knowledge society.
Many modern educational practices are focused on making training less formal. This greatly stimulates the interaction between students and the teacher. The application of new teaching methods leads to the development of students' creativity, increases their activity and confidence. They are a prerequisite for the development of research and the acquisition of widely applicable practical skills. The goal is to increase the quality of the educational process through the active participation of students. Group work, project-oriented training, discussions, case studies, role-playing games, game methods, brainstorming, etc. are among the innovative teaching methods in a university environment.
The report presents the authors' experience in applying methods for developing students' creative thinking, in teaching the optional discipline of Children's Literature and the compulsory discipline Book Illustration at the Faculty of Library Studies and Cultural Heritage (FLSCH), University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT).
The aim is to describe the possibilities of using new methods, which build the connection between the two disciplines and give freedom for the development of the creative potential of the students studying the specialty of Print Communications.
It is presented the work on the methods proposed by Gianni Rodari in his book Grammar of Fantasy and the method of Arbitrary Words by Edward de Bono in his book How to Develop Creative Thinking, for the development of creative and lateral thinking. The use of these methods implies collaboration between university teachers and students, in which creative and non-standard solutions are sought, allowing for self-expression.
Keywords: ULSIT, Children’s literature, Book illustration, Gianni Rodari, Edward de Bono.