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ERIC Number: EJ1000289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Democratizing Laughter
York, J. G.
Philosophical Studies in Education, v43 p73-83 2012
According to John Banas and colleagues, the research on laughter in the classroom indicates that a classroom full of laughter increases learning. In contrast, Plato argued that laughter is a vice and chastised those who would give in to it. Nonetheless, between the ancient concept of laughter as vice and the modern concept of laughter as learning tool, the author explores a way in which laughter can be central to the learning experience in American classrooms; that is, the way laughter can help to shape a more democratic learning environment. (Contains 24 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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