Laughter in the classroom, a valid affective factor in SLA?

12 May 2018
30-min session

Laughter in the classroom, a valid affective factor in SLA?

I decided to conduct my own action research into the possible pedagogical benefits of laughter in the adult classroom.
Can laughter reduce the affective filter? Do students appreciate humour in their lessons? Do we know what our students find amusing? Does this have any effect at all on students’ learning or their perception of their learning? The results made me laugh…
What will you get out of this session?
Attendees will leave with a clearer appreciation of both learners’ perceptions of humour and its function in the classroom, how to incorporate humour into lessons and how to make the most of the learning opportunities afforded by laughter.