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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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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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Desilla, Louisa – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article examines the construal, cross-cultural relay and comprehension of misunderstandings by filmmakers, translators and audiences respectively of "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001) and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004). It reports on findings of a case-study on implicatures in these two romantic comedies (Desilla…
Descriptors: Films, Translation, Second Languages, Intercultural Communication
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Miller, Zubin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In this essay, I explore the genre of live comedy outside its traditional Western setting in popular and academic understanding. I argue that its ever-growing popularity in urban India is reflective of an expanding middle-class's search for an authentic social identity. I demonstrate -- through ethnographic and analytical detail -- how stand-up…
Descriptors: Comedy, Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Theater Arts
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Lenters, Kimberly; Whitford, Alec – Literacy, 2018
In this article, we explore the idea that comedy, with its often unorthodox ways of looking at, experiencing, and responding to the world, offers untold possibility for classroom literacy instruction. The article focuses on the potential of Improv comedy as socio-materialist literacy in the classroom. It provides an account of Improv as a form of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comedy, Humor, Literacy Education
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Beale, Sam – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
This article considers ideas about the performance of personal stories in stand-up comedy that emerged during a teaching and performance project in a refugee camp in Palestine. After experimenting with a range of stand-up techniques and approaches, participants created public performances sharing their experiences of life under military occupation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comedy, Performance, Refugees
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Crahay, Géraldine – Research-publishing.net, 2020
This article discusses the benefits of theatrical texts in language courses for beginners. These original, fun, and yet challenging materials help learners develop linguistic and intercultural competencies and transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperation. Specifically, this article examines the use of Jean…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Heras, María; Ruiz-Mallén, Isabel; Gallois, Sandrine – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Although efforts are being made to bring science closer to secondary school students, science is still mostly perceived within stereotypic frameworks, hindering students' identification with it. In this paper, we claim the role that arts-based approaches can play in science education to break these biased views and understandings and generate a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comedy, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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May, Shaun – Research in Drama Education, 2017
This paper discusses a project that used comedy workshops to explore the humour of autistic teenagers, focusing the discussion around three traits often -- and negatively -- associated with autism. The paper will then point to ways of rethinking these traits, and argue that doing so opens up a space for considering the aesthetics of comedy on the…
Descriptors: Autism, Humor, Workshops, Aesthetics
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Lawrason, Lisa – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
What effect does political comedy have on political interest? Through an experimental design, changes in political interest are measured through a pre and posttest, comparing groups randomly assigned to watch "The Daily Show," "NBC Nightly News," "Entertainment Tonight" and a no-exposure group. Models indicate…
Descriptors: Humor, Comedy, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Morreall, John – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
This article begins by examining the bad reputation humor traditionally had in philosophy and education. Two of the main charges against humor--that it is hostile and irresponsible--are linked to the Superiority Theory. That theory is critiqued and two other theories of laughter are presented--the Relief Theory and the Incongruity Theory. In the…
Descriptors: Humor, Reputation, Cognitive Processes, Correlation
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Cecil, H. Wayne – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
This article shares the motivation, process, and outcomes of using humorous scenes from television comedies to teach the real world of tax practice. The article advances the literature by reviewing the use of video clips in a previously unexplored discipline, discussing the process of identifying and selecting appropriate clips, and introducing…
Descriptors: Taxes, Teaching Methods, Humor, Television
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American Journal of Play, 2015
Bernie DeKoven is both a play theorist and a play practitioner. He is the author of "The Well-Played Game" (reissued in 2013 by MIT Press) as well as "Junkyard Sports," "Power Meetings," and "Connected Executives" and of the compact disc "Recess for the Soul," an assemblage of monologues about…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Creative Activities, Curriculum Development
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