The authors examine the issue of creative self-actualization of future teachers in the professional training process. Based on the results of the modern scientific and pedagogical discourse analysis the authors found out that the capability of self-actualization of future teachers is a necessary professional quality and a characteristic feature of their competence. The main provisions of the theoretical approaches in addressing the discussed problem are based on the selected ideas of classical psychological and pedagogical studies In these studies all types of creative activity provide for freedom and independence of thinking and expression of will, which is very important for the formation of favourable pedagogical conditions for the creative self-actualization. The concept of promoting the creative self-actualization of future teachers is based on the theory of person-oriented education and on the use of pedagogical materials of the periodical press (pedagogical journalism) as an information carrier and custodian about the development of pedagogical theory and practice, about the history of leading ideas in the pedagogy of creativity, which allows the use of this historical heritage for the formation of the creative personality of the teacher in a modern institution of higher education. The following pedagogical conditions of the process of creative self-actualization of future teachers include: 1) application of various forms of work of pedagogical journals; 2) practical experience as a complementary component in teacher’s education based on pedagogical journals analysis; 3) organization of productive pedagogical communication in the “teacher – student (future teacher)” mode; 4) application of gamification in the learning process included in the structure of lessons; 5) involving future teachers in extracurricular independent work on the collecting, processing and using of pedagogical journals; 6) implementation of methods leading to emotional and intellectual stimulation of cognitive activity.
Keywords: creative self-actualization, future teacher, teacher’s education, pedagogical press, pedagogical journalism, pedagogical creativity, cognitive activity.