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Maryam Eskandarjouy
Professor I. Madoyan

First year M.A student
24 November 2012
Definition
Humor will be defined as “the attempt to create positive
feelings of amusement and/or laughter in another perso...
Humor as a Source of Enjoyment
Humor should be used as a teaching technique because it
makes lectures more interesting and...
It Is a Cognitive Activity
The understanding of humor seems to be a cognitive activity
that makes use of the entire brain....
The left hemisphere, which is responsible for language competence
and logical thought, identifies and recognizes details w...
The extent to which one uses humor varies with the type of class one has. When
used properly, humor ought to allow student...
As human beings, we have the ability to laugh at others and ourselves, to make jokes, to
add humor to situations which are...
One of the main difficulties surrounding the issue of humor
in education is the multidimensionality of humor. Humor is
at ...
Someone says "When I enter the classroom, I want to change the
entire atmosphere into one where everyone has fun with the ...
Finally I acknowledge that you listened to me
and shared your ideas.
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
The effect of humor on cognitive learning process
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  1. 1. By Maryam Eskandarjouy Professor I. Madoyan First year M.A student 24 November 2012
  2. 2. Definition Humor will be defined as “the attempt to create positive feelings of amusement and/or laughter in another person.”
  3. 3. Humor as a Source of Enjoyment Humor should be used as a teaching technique because it makes lectures more interesting and it encourages students to take part and express opinions. Telling jokes encouraged students to talk to their teachers and to take part in classroom discussions/debates.
  4. 4. It Is a Cognitive Activity The understanding of humor seems to be a cognitive activity that makes use of the entire brain. Humor appreciation uses both hemispheres in the brain;
  5. 5. The left hemisphere, which is responsible for language competence and logical thought, identifies and recognizes details within the joke, whereas the right hemisphere, which is more emotional and interconnected, is responsible for comprehending and appreciating humor. Humor is also a vital component of encouraging critical thinking in students.
  6. 6. The extent to which one uses humor varies with the type of class one has. When used properly, humor ought to allow students to feel as part of the class. It’s a skillful way of reaching out to those students who are too afraid or nervous to attempt expressing themselves in their second language. For children humor should be used in small units and frequently to increase attention, for adults, humor shows little benefit on immediate information acquisition, although humor that is unrelated or irrelevant to the educational message can be detrimental to learning. Humor, however, may help in long-term retention of information and in making the learning experience more pleasurable for older students.
  7. 7. As human beings, we have the ability to laugh at others and ourselves, to make jokes, to add humor to situations which are seemingly without humor, and to be absurd. Humor is part of everyone’s experience, and those who have no sense of humor would probably not admit it. Humor has also been used in education. Teachers and educators of all levels and disciplines have praised the ability of humor to aid the learning process, to help students’ understanding of key points, and to relax students in moments of anxiety and increased tension.
  8. 8. One of the main difficulties surrounding the issue of humor in education is the multidimensionality of humor. Humor is at once cognitive, emotive, and psychological. Differences among people’s personalities, experiences, and ideas lead to different concepts of what is funny.
  9. 9. Someone says "When I enter the classroom, I want to change the entire atmosphere into one where everyone has fun with the material-even if the material is complex," whereas some educators unfortunately believe their role is too serious to engage humor or they look at humor as merely a disrupting factor. However students believe that it has a positive psychological effect on their learning.
  10. 10. Finally I acknowledge that you listened to me and shared your ideas.
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