ERIC Number: EJ402212
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Teachers' Use of Humor in the Classroom to Immediacy and Student Learning.
Gorham, Joan; Christophel, Diane M.
Communication Education, v39 n1 p46-62 Jan 1990
Investigates teachers' use of humor in relationship to immediacy and affective learning outcomes. Reports that (1) amount and type of humor influenced learning; (2) students were particularly aware of tendentious humor; (3) an overdependence on tendentious humor diminished affect; (4) male and female students perceive humor differently; and (5) effects of humor on learning differ by student gender. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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