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Mohammad Ali Heidari-Shahreza – TESL-EJ, 2024
This manuscript is a conceptual article that intends to address 'playful creativity' as an underexplored but potentially insightful component of TESOL programs. To this aim, playful creativity is first defined under a critical purview of traditional and recent conceptualizations of creativity. Afterward, 'creative TESOL' is briefly addressed.…
Descriptors: Humor, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Creative Teaching
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Bengtsson, Stefan; Lysgaard, Jonas Andreasen – Environmental Education Research, 2023
This paper seeks to reclaim irony as more than a way of humorously pointing out that the times we live in are out of joint or coming to an end, instead emphasizing its potential as a productive force and method in both educational thinking and teaching practice. By interrogating the educative potential of irony as method and humorous experience in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Humor, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Hüseyin Kotaman; Mustafa Aslan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2024
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of humour, teaching, gender, age, birth order, siblings, parents' level of education and income on kindergarteners' costly sharing behaviours. The participants consist of 106 kindergarteners enrolled in three public kindergartens in Sanliurfa. The participants interacted with two assistants,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Sharing Behavior
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Muela Bermejo, Diana – Children's Literature in Education, 2023
The work of the French illustrator and writer Gilles Bachelet has been recognised through numerous awards, but he is not yet sufficiently well known in the critical community. In this article, the multilevel humour that constructs his work is studied, both from an iconic and a textual perspective, as well as the situational humour and the humour…
Descriptors: Humor, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Illustrations
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Hensley, Nathan – Educational Practice and Theory, 2023
Humor has the capacity to offer a variety of benefits to educational settings such as: creativity enhancement, community building, increased problem-solving capacity and much more. Yet, it requires mindful implementation to avoid negative consequences. In this paper, I provide an overview of the theories, research, and practical applications of…
Descriptors: Humor, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Lifelong Learning
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Ponselvakumar, G.; Kaleeswaran, C. – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2023
Sense of humour can be a valuable asset for teachers in various ways. For starters, it can aid in creating a positive and enjoyable environment for learning, which can promote student engagement and motivation. Teachers who use humour in the classroom can help to break down barriers and foster a sense of community among students and teachers.…
Descriptors: Humor, Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Family Structure
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Ansgar Allen – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2024
This paper argues that the dominant modes of academic address, the conference paper, the journal article, and the monograph, reinforce problematic and exclusionary assumptions concerning what counts as legitimate research, whilst also restricting academic enquiry and impoverishing intellectual life. It makes its case by exploring in some detail…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Conference Papers, Journal Articles, Publications
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Hannah L. Robinson; Sarah E. Rose; Jade M. Elliott; Romina A. Vivaldi – Educational Psychology Review, 2024
Teachers frequently use humour, but it is unclear how this affects the academic experiences and psychosocial development of students. There is sparsity in the literature regarding the impact of teachers' humour on adolescent students. Teachers and the use of humour in the classroom have the potential to foster healthy development of social and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods, Humor, Teacher Student Relationship
Pruitt-Britton, Tiffini; Wilhelm, Anne Garrison; Wilson, Jonee – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
Student interaction with teachers is crucial to developing caring relationships. Research suggests that when teachers work to build nurturing learning environments, there are substantial benefits for students, especially those from historically marginalized groups. Tiffini Pruitt-Britton, Anne Garrison Wilhelm, and Jonee Wilson share examples from…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Caring, Classroom Environment, Humor
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Taylor, Amanda Grace; Stump, Patrick – Communication Teacher, 2023
In most higher education institutions, course evaluations are conducted at the end of the term. While many instructors implement a feedback system such as a questionnaire or poll at the midterm point, we propose that having students use an arts-based representation (i.e. memes) for a feedback channel can help students and the course instructor to…
Descriptors: Art, Feedback (Response), Humor, Visual Aids
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Keren, Lior; Kapon, Shulamit – Science & Education, 2023
Studies on integrated STEM education and the integration of engineering practices into the instruction of science have called for the need to better understand the similarities, differences and interrelations between science and engineering, as well the naïve views often associated with them. The current study contributes to this scholarly work…
Descriptors: Scientists, Engineering, Technical Occupations, Stereotypes
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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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Lu, Chia-Chen – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2023
The incongruity-resolution model plays a key role in the cognitive mechanisms of perceived humour. This study employed the incongruity-resolution model to discuss humorous design techniques to help design novices and students understand the influence of various humorous design techniques on perceived humour. First, 260 humorous products currently…
Descriptors: Humor, Design, Cognitive Processes, Graduate Students
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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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Li-Chih Wang; Sau Mei Stephanie Chu; Ji-Kang Chen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
This study aims to bridge the research gap in the humour comprehension problems of individuals with dyslexia in Chinese culture. We conducted a nonexperimental study to examine the differences between Chinese adolescents with and without dyslexia in visual humour comprehension as well as the group differences in the correlation of visual humour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humor, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities
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