StatusThe thesis was presented on the 7 September, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.
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ThesisCZU 373.091(478+498) (043.3)
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ANNOTATION Butnari Nadejda. Theoretical and Methodological Framework for the Development of
Spiritual Intelligence in Academic Staff. Doctoral dissertation in Educational Sciences,
Structure of the dissertation. The paper consists of an introduction, three chapters, general
conclusions and recommendations, a bibliography of 249 sources, 9 appendices, 19 figures, and 31
tables. The dissertation thesis comprises 130 pages of basic text. The research results are reflected in
14 published scientific articles, of which 3 Chapters are in international monographs.
Keywords: intelligence, spiritual intelligence, critical existential thinking, personal meaning
production, transcendental awareness, conscious state expansion, academic staff.
Field of study. General Theory of Education.
The object of study of the dissertation is the process of developing spiritual intelligence in
The aim of the research lies in the theoretical and methodological conceptualization of the
psycho-pedagogical model for the development of spiritual intelligence in academic staff.
1. Defining the concept of spiritual intelligence.
2. Analysing the epistemological approaches to spiritual intelligence.
3. Diagnosing the initial level of spiritual intelligence in academic staff.
4. Drafting the psycho-pedagogical model for the development of spiritual intelligence in
5. Experimental validation of the psycho-pedagogical model for the development of spiritual
intelligence in academic staff.
The scientific novelty and originality consist in proposing the psycho-pedagogical model for
the development of spiritual intelligence in academic staff. In this regard, we determined:
- the system of theories and principles that substantiate the content of spiritual intelligence through epistemological approaches: philosophical, psycho-pedagogical and neurobiological;
- the academic staff's value dimensions and professional skills in the context of QS.
The solved scientific problem targets the psycho-pedagogical model for the development of
QS, which, in turn, contributed to the creation of a teacher-training program that ensures the
development of spiritual intelligence in academic staff.
Theoretical importance of the research. The research adds to the conception of QS via a
psycho-pedagogical model to develop the spiritual intelligence in academic staff based on some
epistemological approaches such as philosophical, psycho-pedagogical and neurobiological ones.
Applied value of research. The psycho-pedagogical model for the development of QS in
academic staff led to the creation and the implementation of The Training Program for the
Development of QS in Academic Staff. This model can be used in the development of training
programmes for various actors in the field of education.
Implementation of scientific results. The theoretical and practical findings of the research
have been discussed and approved at the Department of Education Sciences, Moldova State
University; they were further approved and validated via publications in international monographs, scientific journals, proceedings of conferences, and course materials; furthermore, they were
disseminated at national and international scientific events in the field of education during 2016-
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