3.1 Defining the emotional and intellectual portrait of students

The section presents an analysis of cognitive and emotional characteristics of students and their impact on learning outcomes at the university. The advantages and disadvantages of the functioning of the system of external independent evaluation of learning outcomes (EIE) in Ukraine are formulated.

The possibilities of using the psychological characteristics of entrants, the scores of their external evaluation certificates to assess future learning outcomes and to assess career prospects after graduation have been explored.

University community of Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics in its development strategy until 2027 adopted the following interpretation of its mission: «Formation of a patriotic, comprehensively developed, creative personality, capable of self-determination and self-realization, a competent professional for scientific, innovative and practical work in the socio-economic sphere».

In the context of this section we will consider a fragment of the university’s mission, which concerns the development of a creative personality capable of self-determination and self-realization.

This raises several fundamental questions:

  • How real is the opportunity to form a creative personality for all young people?
  • How to assess the potential of young people for self-determination, self-realization and creative activity in a particular field?
  • How can you teach a person to increase their abilities to self-determination and self-realization, to manage their emotions and self-motivation?

In the scientific world, there are various methodological approaches for assessing creativity, emotional intelligence (EI) and the so-called coefficient of intellectual development (IQ) or academic ability.

According to the author, the last three decades are characterized by the fact that gradually in scientific thought begins to dominate the leading role of emotional intelligence in the self-realization of the individual, in his/her life success. A prominent role in shaping this trend certainly belongs to the famous American psychologist Daniel Goleman.

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