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Charles Bonsack; Jérôme Favrod; Alexandre Berney; Marc Sohrmann; Laurent Frobert; Alexandra Nguyen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2024
In stand-up comedy, a single actor establishes an intimate relationship with the audience and discusses out loud emotional issues regarding taboo subjects. The 'stand-up design of instruction' (STUDI) uses similar techniques in a three minutes video to help learners connect emotional and cognitive experiences of mental health problems in six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Student Attitudes
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Carter, Katherine – Environmental Education Research, 2023
Television has the potential to be a vector for mainstream audiences to learn about climate change and feel motivated to act. Comedic framings of climate change, while well-studied in television news and late-night comedies, remain under-explored in scripted television comedies. The goal of this study was to use frame analysis to understand…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Climate, Comedy, Humor
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Seán Henry; Audrey Bryan; Aoife Neary – Teachers College Record, 2023
Background: Pedagogical approaches to learning about LGBTQI+ themes and experiences remain a largely understudied topic in teacher education. This is partly due to anxieties around exploring these themes in nuanced and sensitive ways, with many teacher educators feeling ill-equipped to navigate the complexities of exploring so-called…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, LGBTQ People, Television, Popular Culture
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Henry, Seán; Bryan, Audrey; Neary, Aoife – Ethics and Education, 2023
This paper explores comedy as a "queer pedagogical form" that subverts problematic representational tropes of queerness pervading mainstream depictions of queer experience. Articulating 'form' less as a fixed arrangement of characters, images, objects, and ideas, and more as a kind of "formation" that positions these in dynamic…
Descriptors: Humor, LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Comedy
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Lockyer, Sharon; Weaver, Simon – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2022
Humour and comedy have gained increased significance in academic research in recent years. This article examines the importance of humour and comedy as valuable tools in qualitative social science research methodology. It makes the original contribution of utilizing humour and comedy theory, and critical understandings of both their macro and…
Descriptors: Humor, Comedy, Qualitative Research, Social Science Research
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Carroll-Monteil, Emma – Environmental Education Research, 2023
Recently there has been an increase in scientists, educators, and activists moving into comedy to tell the climate story. Could using humour as an educational method encourage a greater response to the climate crisis? The present research addresses this question by exploring the impact that an environmental-based comedy show had on various…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Humor, Environmental Education
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Diane de Saint Léger; Jayne Lysk; Richard Johnson Sallis; Kelly McConville; Danielle Clayman – Journal of International Students, 2024
It is well established that international students attending higher education institutions in Australia and other parts of the world face challenges that can affect their state of well-being and connectedness. Higher education institutions have attempted to counter these issues by providing specifically designed programs with varying success. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Comedy, Positive Attitudes, Student Welfare
Thomas, Jaymi C. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
During a global pandemic, another pandemic of loneliness impacted undergraduate college students and influenced the way members of the 18-25-year-old population lived and learned throughout a time of intentional distancing. Additionally, the insurgence of loneliness impacts members of the 18-25 age group in startling rates. This qualitative case…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Theater Arts, Sense of Community
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Lozano-Blasco, Raquel; Mira-Aladrén, Marta; Gil-Lamata, Mercedes – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2023
Social networking sites are a new ecosystem of social relations in which adolescents follow public figures or influencers: instagrammers, tweeters and youtubers. Their behaviour in the posts they publish become a trend and a model for the new generations. In order to explore these behaviours and their consequences, it is useful to study the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Behavior, Information Dissemination
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Spörk, Angelo; Martinuzzi, André; Findler, Florian; Vogel-Pöschl, Heike – Environmental Education Research, 2023
Humor has received increasing attention in environmental educational research in recent years as it can have a variety of positive effects on learning atmosphere, outcomes, and student-educator relationships. In most cases, humor is used by educators while students act as consumers. However, this does not exploit the full potential of humor for…
Descriptors: Humor, Comedy, Scripts, Environmental Education
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Mourey, James A. – Journal of Marketing Education, 2020
In an era of constant connectedness--from Twitter tweets to the 24-hour news cycle--the need for marketers to be nimble and responsive to the needs of consumers and ever-evolving markets is greater than ever before. Indeed, being able to be "in the moment" and to react instantaneously demands a different kind of training and education…
Descriptors: Comedy, Marketing, Business Administration Education, Creative Thinking
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Marfo, Amma; Meier, Jason – Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship, 2019
Comedy, like higher education, is an institution forged from and heavily influenced by tradition. Performers readily recite their influences, drawing a clear line between their idols and the art they currently create onstage. However, because culture and norms surrounding comedy are considerably more malleable than those surrounding higher…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Emotional Response, Comedy, College Students
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Rousell, David; Diddams, Natalie – Research in Drama Education, 2020
This article explores the affective dimensions of comedy education and performance through workshops with undergraduate acting students in Manchester, UK. Drawing on Suzanne Langer's process philosophy and recent research in affect studies, the authors compose complex mappings of affective intensity as it circulates through stand-up comedic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Acting, Comedy
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Al-Zubeiry, Hameed Yahya A. – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The aim of this paper is to explore the violation of Grice's Maxims in the Arabic comedy "Madraset Al- Mushaghbeen" and explain how the violation of the maxims brings about humorous effects in the play. The analysis shows that 61 instances of maxims violation were identified in the play. Maxim of Manner receives the highest percentage of…
Descriptors: Comedy, Humor, Semitic Languages, Linguistic Theory
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Brooks, Greg – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
There are many references to reading, and some to writing, in Shakespeare's plays; a list is provided in an Appendix. They are analysed for what they reveal about the social status of literacy in Shakespeare's day, and the references to reading are analysed further according to oral v. silent reading, and whether characters have company on stage,…
Descriptors: Drama, Oral Reading, English Literature, Sustained Silent Reading
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