Learning Chinese as a Social and Cultural Factorof in Developing Creativity in Primary School Children
The article is devoted to the study of creativity in primary school children. It represents the results of a 3-year longitudinal study (2013-2016) conducted on the basis of the Municipal Budgetary Institution for Supplementary Education "Children's Art School No. 7" and Municipal Budgetary General Education Institution, Secondary School No. 49 in the city of Chita. The article presents the results obtained with the use of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking battery and the Creativity Assessment Packet by E.E. Tunik. It also discusses the differences in the degree of creativity manifestation within the integral individuality feature structure. The results obtained indicate that there is a link between educational environment conditions and primary school children's creativity indexes. It is proved that learning Chinese contributes to the development of creativity in primary school children. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd.