College teachers generally are subject matter specialists who have had little or no formal training in the teaching-learning process. The modern college professor is expected to be creative, not only in his research but as a teacher. To become a creative teacher one must be a student of both the subject that he teaches and of the teacher-learning process. When any person who calls himself a teacher knows all he cares to know about teaching, either he never was or he has ceased being a student of teaching. Unless he is motivated to increase his understanding of teaching, he is not very likely to become a creative teacher.
creative teaching, motivation