humor in the classroom a guide for language teachers and educational researchers

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Humor In The Classroom

Author : Nancy Bell
ISBN : 9781136180606
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Humor in the Classroom provides practical, research-based answers to questions that educational researchers and language teachers might have about the social and cognitive benefits that humor and language play afford in classroom discourse and additional language learning. The book considers the ways in which humor, language play, and creativity can construct new possibilities for classroom identity, critique prevailing norms, and reconfigure particular relations of power. Humor in the Classroom encourages educational researchers and language teachers to take a fresh look at the workings of humor in today’s linguistically diverse classrooms and makes the argument for its role in building a stronger foundation for studies of classroom discourse, theories of additional language development, and approaches to language pedagogy.

The Routledge Handbook Of Language And Humor

Author : Salvatore Attardo
ISBN : 9781317551164
Genre : Art
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their fields.

If They Re Laughing They Just Might Be Listening

Author : Cheryl Miller Thurston
ISBN : 1877673145
Genre : Education
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Practical and fun-to-read, this book includes 29 tips for tapping into the power of humor, as well as many examples of materials that encourage laughter and learning.

Foreign Language Learning Anxiety In China

Author : Deyuan He
ISBN : 9789811076626
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Already the focus of much interest for 50 years, the study of foreign language learning anxiety (FLLA) still remains a popular research topic among scholars in Western countries. FLLA is believed to be an important cause of students’ “dumb English”. Considering the paucity of monographs on FLLA in China, this book represents an important step towards filling this gap. The author uses his PhD dissertation as a foundation for reviewing and discussing previous literature, as well as the current status of and major issues concerning FLLA worldwide. The book explores FLLA in China by using innovative triangulated research methodology, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely surveys, focused interviews, and classroom observations. It also highlights the significance and implications of the research results and predicts the future of global FLLA research with a particular focus on China. Readers will discover the latest developments and issues concerning FLLA, causes of FLLA, and verified, effective strategies for alleviating such anxiety.

Humor In The Classroom

Author : Deborah J. Hill
ISBN : 0398054312
Genre : Education
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How The Brain Learns

Author : David A. Sousa
ISBN : 0761977643
Genre : Education
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David Sousa's practical and powerful bestseller on brain research and education enters the 21st century with a valuable updated edition, incorporating the previously published main text, the companion learning manual, and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and learning. How the Brain Learns has always focused on the information that can help teachers turn research on brain function into practical classroom activities and lessons. The second edition still includes basic brain facts that can help students learn, insights on how the brain processes information, and tips on maximizing retention using "down time." And now Sousa takes it further, building on the latest information available to provide: An updated Information Processing Model that reflects new terminology regarding the memory system Exciting new research on how the brain learns motor skills A whole new chapter on the implications of the arts in learning An expanded list of primary sources for those who wish to review the core research

Resources In Education

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Genre : Education
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On Being A Language Teacher

Author : Norma López-Burton
ISBN : 9780300189582
Genre : Education
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On Being a Language Teacher provides an innovative, personal approach to second-language teaching. Through illustrative personal anecdotes, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key pedagogical strategies while encouraging productive reflection by classroom veterans. An ancillary website provides online videos to complement the text by showing an experienced teacher applying the book’s lessons. In a market dominated by dense theoretical approaches to language pedagogy, this text provides an instantly accessible, practical set of teaching tools for educators at all levels. Its accessible style and affordability give it the flexibility to serve as either a primary or a supplemental text for teaching assistants, students in credential programs, or undergraduates in applied linguistics courses.

Humor As An Instructional Defibrillator

Author : Ronald A. Berk
ISBN : 1579220630
Genre : Education
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Discusses the benefits of using humor as a teaching and assessment tool in the classroom to improve student responsiveness, test performance, and classroom atmosphere.

Learning Begins

Author : Andrew C. Watson
ISBN : 9781475833386
Genre : Education
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Learning Begins, written by a teacher for teachers, translates current brain research into practical classroom strategies. Because students learn with their brains, it simply makes sense for teachers to explore educational psychology and neuroscience. And yet, information in these fields can be daunting and contradictory. Worse still, few researchers can clearly explain the specific classroom uses of their remarkable discoveries. Learning Begins both explains this research and makes it useful for teachers and administrators. Part I investigates the science of working memory: a cognitive capacity essential to all school work. When teachers recognize the many classroom perils that can overwhelm working memory, they can use research-aligned strategies to protect it, and thereby promote student learning. Part II reveals the complexities of student attention. By understanding the three neural sub-processes that create attention, teachers can structure their classrooms and their lessons to help students focus on and understand new material. Written in a lively and approachable voice, based on years of classroom experience and a decade of scientific study, Learning Begins makes educational psychology and neuroscience clear and useful in schools and classrooms.

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