A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CREATIVITY AND THE ROLE OF CHESS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT
Keywords:creativity, convergent thinking, divergent thinking, intelligence, giftedness, development
The article presents research data from 2004-2009. The creativity of younger school-age children was examined. There has been a pattern here; the age of the child increases creativity decreases. The study was repeated in 2019. This time we got some interesting data. Creativity decreases at the beginning of junior school age, but increases at the end of age. I think this explanation should be explored, but the only change in the Armenian educational system is the introduction of the "Chess" subject. We believe that it has had a positive impact on the development of children's creativity.
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