Psychological and Creative Teaching Techniques for Effective Teaching and Learning in Nigeria

Dr Oluyomi Oyedoyin Akintunde


This paper focused on the critical roles played by Educational Psychology and creative teaching in promoting teaching and learning. The theoretical framework centred on Sternberg’s theory of intelligence (creative intelligence). Impacts of Educational Psychology and Creativity on teaching/learning were examined. Creative teaching techniques proposed included creative mindset, creative lesson planning and delivery, creative learning activities and creative use of online teaching resources such as Skype, Zoom and YouTube. Practical activities to assist in teaching creatively were also highlighted. Some of the recommendations made were acquisition of a creative mindset, use of hobbies to teach creatively; periodic organization of seminars/workshops for teachers on creative teaching, provision of internet connectivity and establishment of creative resource centres in schools.

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