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ERIC Number: EJ1055041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Evolving toward Laughter in Learning
Strean, William B.
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v1 p75-79 2008
Lowman (1995) described the relationship between teacher and student and student engagement as the two most important ingredients in learning in higher education. Humour builds teacher-student connection (Berk, 1998) and engages students in the learning process. The bond between student and teacher is essential for learning, satisfaction, and retention. Humour helps students to learn better, remember more, improve problem-solving, absorb and retain information more quickly, and reduce their anxiety about subjects like math and science. Humour also reduces classroom management problems. This essay reviews research findings that support the use of humour in teaching and it provides strategies that teachers can use to bring more humour into their classrooms.
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Language: English
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