3 Tips for Integrating Humour into Teaching

Thomas Bernhard once said, “Whoever can’t laugh doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously,” a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves. However, several studies*, mainly from the field of psychology rather than the educational sciences, have shown that humour helps to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, that it attracts the attention of learners, in addition to stimulating their creativity and motivation. However, for this form of humour to become a useful pedagogical tool in the classroom as well as in elearning, a few precautions must be taken. Here are three tips to help you incorporate humour into your teaching without a misstep.

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