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Revista Educación

versão On-line ISSN 2215-2644versão impressa ISSN 0379-7082


FERNANDEZ PONCELA, Anna María. Humor as a teaching resource. Educación [online]. 2017, vol.41, n.1, pp.173-188. ISSN 2215-2644.

This text presents the benefits and the importance of humor and laughter in the classroom for the teaching-learning process. First, it is briefly reviewed the relationship between humor, laughter, and education, according to some approaches. Secondly, it is widely presented information and data obtained in a research conducted on the subject at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco Unit. Questionnaires were applied to university students with open and close ended questions at the end of a course, which used humor in the classroom. Finally, the results showed and proved the benefits of humor and laughter as a teaching resouce. Hence, students who have been on a clas with laughter as a learning strategy will recommend it since they will learn better.

Palavras-chave : humor; laughter; classroom; education; teaching-learning.

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