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ERIC Number: ED426929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
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The Positive and Negative Effects of the Use of Humor in the Classroom Setting.
Steele, Karen E.
A study examined the effectiveness of humor on reducing students' stress and tensions as well as the fostering of a positive environment, thus enhancing learning. A survey assessing classroom teachers' use of humor consisting of 10 items was administered to a sample population of 65 high school sophomores. Results were analyzed in terms of number of students who selected each response and the percentage each response was chosen. Results indicated that over 55% of the students reported that the use of humor in the classroom was effective in reducing stress and tension and creating a more positive classroom environment. The use of humor also contributed to a positive rapport between the teacher and the students. Findings suggest that students perceived humor as an effective tool in the classroom environment. A sample survey is attached. Contains 2 tables of data and 81 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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