Nancy Bell, Anne Pomerantz, "Humor in the Classroom: A Guide for Language Teachers & Educational Researchers"
English | ISBN: 0415640539, 0415640547 | 2015 | 222 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Humor in the Classroom provides practical, research-based answers to questions that educational researchers & language teachers might have about the social & cognitive benefits that humor & language play afford in classroom discourse & additional language learning. The book considers the ways in which humor, language play, & creativity can construct new possibilities for classroom identity, critique prevailing norms, & reconfigure particular relations of power. Humor in the Classroom encourages educational researchers & language teachers to take a fresh look at the workings of humor in today's linguistically diverse classrooms & makes the argument for its role in building a stronger foundation for studies of classroom discourse, theories of additional language development, & approaches to language pedagogy.