ERIC Number: EJ677045
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Empowerment of Laughter and the Language of Community.
Graban, Tarez Samra
Writing On the Edge, v12 n2 p81-83 Spr-Sum 2001
Explains how humor not merely creates a comfortable classroom environment, but also a sense of community, which empowers students as writers. Notes that once empowered in this way, students are free to express themselves in writing and discussion without holding back. Concludes that with humor, teachers can let go of carefully crafted lesson plans and instead respond to students as learners. (PM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Humor, Student Attitudes, Student Empowerment, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A