ERIC Number: ED466288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Learning through Laughter...Again. Fastback 487.
Part of a series offering focused, authoritative treatments of subjects of current interest to educators and other readers, this fastback focuses on the topic of humor, particularly its usefulness in instruction. The fastback asserts that humor can increase attention and retention across curricular areas, create a more positive school climate, motivate and interest, stimulate creative problem solving, and integrate social isolates. The fastback's sections discuss positive reasons to use humor, provide a short history of humor, describe its developmental stages, discuss the process of humor and humor theories, and offer ways for teachers to use humor to improve the educational process. (Contains 48 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Humor, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.