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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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Development of Imagination: A Path to the World of Human Culture 86

Kudryavtsev V.T.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, UNESCO Chair of Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

From the point of view of the ideas formulated earlier by V. V. Davydov and the author of this article, we analyze the effects of imagination in the creative process of mastering culture by a preschool child. Imagination is not considered as a particular mental function, but as a universal ability (E. V. Ilyenkov). Adjustments are made to the understanding of the nature of the child’s imagination. The material of the educational project “Paths” reveals the developmental potential of preschool education, the priority of which is the formation of imagination.

Keywords: imagination, culture, child, developing preschool education, program “Paths”

Column: V.V. Davydov’s Scientific School: Traditions and Innovations


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