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Zubanova, L. V. – Russian Education & Society, 2014
The analysis of Russian humor shows that perceptions of Russian cultural traits, social structure, and history can be perpetuated and reproduced in ways that are politically and socially safe. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humor, Cultural Influences, Social Influences
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Mayo, Cris – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2010
The aim of this paper is to reconceive safety as a form of relation embedded in particular ways of speaking, listening and thinking. Moving away from safety as a relation that is achieved once and for all and afterwards remains safe avoids some of the disappointments of discourses of safety that seem to promise once a risk is taken or a gap is…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Safety, Emotional Response, Humor
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Smith, Victoria D.; Wortley, Amy – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
The effects of the incorporation of instructor humor in both the traditional and online classroom settings was examined. Students react to instructor humor in positive ways that demonstrate both increased engagement with the material and increased information recall following the use of instructor humor in lecture. Challenges of instructor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Conventional Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Wanzer, Melissa B.; Frymier, Ann B.; Irwin, Jeffrey – Communication Education, 2010
This paper proposes the Instructional Humor Processing Theory (IHPT), a theory that incorporates elements of incongruity-resolution theory, disposition theory, and the elaboration likelihood model (ELM) of persuasion. IHPT is proposed and offered as an explanation for why some types of instructor-generated humor result in increased student…
Descriptors: Humor, Teaching Styles, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Sherman, Tamah; Švelch, Jaroslav – Language Policy, 2015
This paper uses Language Management Theory (Nekvapil and Sherman, "Language management in contact situations. Perspectives from three continents". Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, 2009) to investigate Facebook pages as a site and instrument of behavior-toward-language, focusing specifically on the use of humor. The language in question is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Usage, Grammar
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Recepoglu, Ergun; Kilinc, Ali Cagatay; Cepni, Osman – Educational Research and Reviews, 2011
The purpose of this research is to examine the motivation level of teachers according to school principals' humor styles. The humor styles survey and job motivation scale were used to gather data from 305 randomly selected teachers employed in primary schools in Karabuk. Results indicated that 141 of the teachers claimed school principal had…
Descriptors: Motivation, Humor, Principals, Leadership Styles
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Dadlez, E. M. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2011
The occasional role of humor as a vehicle for moral criticism is investigated. I begin by distinguishing between this particular role and the other kinds of ways in which humor and amusement might be regarded through a moral lens, consider historical approaches to humor that corroborate the kind of role for it on which my investigation focuses,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Criticism, Humor, Satire
Barden, Dennis M. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Humor is a powerful tool. It can disarm an adversary. It can leaven the purposefully self-aggrandizing nature of a job interview. Perhaps most important, it can serve as a window to personality in the same way that a resume is a window to experience. In this article, the author emphasizes the value of having a sense of humor. He emphasizes that it…
Descriptors: Humor, Employment Interviews, Job Applicants, Personality Traits
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Pomerantz, Anne; Bell, Nancy D. – Modern Language Journal, 2011
Analyses of second language (L2) classroom interaction often categorize joking and other humorous talk by students as disruptive, off-task behavior, thereby rendering it important only from a classroom management perspective. Studies of language play, however, have illustrated that such jocular talk not only allows students to construct a broader…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Humor, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Kosiczky, Bonnie; Mullen, Carol A. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2013
How can public schools improve public relations strategies, particularly in communications between teachers and students? The purposes of this study were to investigate teacher leaders' perceptions of the use of humor in the high school classroom and discover how humor might bridge instruction to student learning and strengthen teacher-student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Public Relations, Teacher Student Relationship
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Swanson, Peter B. – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
Research suggests that second/foreign language teachers' sense of humor is directly related to many outcomes for teachers and their students. This research investigates the relationship between the perceived sense of humor of in-service Spanish teachers' (n?=?102) and their students' (n?=?5,419) score on the National Spanish Exams…
Descriptors: Humor, Spanish, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
Kosiczky, Bonnie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher leaders' perceptions of the use of humor in the high school classroom. For the purposes of this qualitative research the case study method was used. The question of what makes teachers successful with their use of humor in the classroom has been divided into four categories: climate,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Humor, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Kirschen, Bryan – Hispania, 2013
"I Love Lucy" is considered to have been one of the most humorous television programs in the United States as early as the 1950s. This paper explores the use of language by the protagonists, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, in order to understand the source of the program's humor. Linguistic analysis of the Ricardos' speech is applied,…
Descriptors: Television, Multilingualism, Humor, Stereotypes
Halula, Stephen Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Everyone has had college instructors who they thought were excellent and those who were not. In pondering what attributes might have made the difference between these groups, the idea of "humor" came to mind, setting the researcher on course to study the research question "What role does humor in the higher education classroom play…
Descriptors: Humor, College Instruction, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Kopytin, Alexander; Lebedev, Alexey – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
This article presents findings from a study of the therapeutic effects of group art therapy in a psychotherapy unit of a Russian hospital for war veterans. The researchers randomly assigned 112 veterans being treated for stress-related disorders to an experimental group (art therapy) and a control group. The emphasis was on the use of humor in the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Veterans
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