Dr Oluyomi O. Akintunde & Janet Eseyin
Teacher characteristics and creative teaching techniques employed by the teacher play significant roles in effective teaching and learning. This paper examined the concepts of teacher characteristics and creative teaching techniques and how these influence the learning of the Nigerian child. Three (3) domains of teacher characteristics examined were personal, professional and pedagogical characteristics. Creative teaching techniques proposed for teachers’ use included creative instructional design, creative learning environment, creative lesson delivery and creative learning resources. The paper outlined some recommendations such as provision of enabling environment by school administrators and government to foster creative thinking in the teacher, organization of periodic workshops, seminar, conferences and intensive in-service training on creative teaching in the twenty first century for teachers, and acquisition of computer knowledge/skills by the teachers to access online information that can foster creativity. Keywords.