The relevance of studying the intellectual and innovative potential of mining engineers as a leading factor in the processes of generating and translating innovations into coal mining practice to increase the competitiveness of coal enterprises is shown. A functional-level model of human intelligence has been developed, reflecting its key functions at the levels of universal and outstanding abilities. The characteristic of manifestations of intellectual functions in the activities of a mining engineer is given. The results obtained made it possible to develop models of the states of the intellectual and innovative potential of a mining engineer depending on the stages of the innovation cycle. The initial stages of innovation correspond to the agile model, which is expressed in the strengthening of the segments of knowledge and creativity with access to the second level of intelligence. The transition to the implementation stages of the innovation cycle is accompanied by a reformatting of the intellectual and innovative potential into a wave model with an increase in the energy-volitional qualities of the engineer. Four categories and three levels of mining engineers are identified by their ability to innovate. The definition of the intellectual and innovative potential of a mining engineer is proposed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fuel Technology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Geochemistry and Petrology