Developing the creative thinking of academically gifted pupils in the teaching process

Jana Duchovičová, Anton Šabo & Gabriela Petrová, Univerzita Konštantína v Nitre, Slovakia, ID LLCE2017-133;    Abstract: The subject of the study is the presentation of the results of the study of the proposed project of education and education of academically gifted pupils at the "Sophia Program" eight years at a level of creativity (level of divergent thinking, creative problem solving, figural fluency, flexibility and originality) of academically gifted pupils. The key source of the program was Model ALM - Autonomous Pupil Model G. Betts and J. Kercher (1999) suitable for ISCED 2 and 3. The results of the verification showed the positive impact of the Sophia Program on the level of creativity of academically gifted pupils at the eight-year grammar school, That the SOPHIA Project can be applied primarily to didactic work with academically talented pupils at eight-year grammar schools. The project, in line with the research prerequisites, facilitates positive changes in the field of creativity of academically gifted pupils in all areas studied, e.j. Physical, emotional, sociable, self-critical criticism and self-criticism, both creative and motivational.

Key words: Gifted, academically gifted pupil, SOPHIA project, level of divergent thinking, creative problem solving, figural fluency, flexibility and originality Model of Autonomous Student (ALM).