Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Humor in the classroom using faculty skits.

Humor in the classroom using faculty skits.
Nurse Educ. 2012 Sep-Oct;37(5):198-201
Authors: Smith CM, Noviello SR

The infusion of humor in the classroom through faculty-developed skits is a teaching-learning strategy that engages nursing students in the learning process. Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory for Adult Learners provides the framework for the use of humor as a strategy in higher education. Three exemplars are presented with a description of the specific strategy, an objective for each strategy, and the effect of the strategy on student engagement in nursing education. In the exemplars, the authors provide "ready to use" ideas with some "pearls of wisdom" for other faculty interested in developing similar learning activities.

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