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Humor: A pedagogical tool to promote learning

M Chabeli
Curationis | Vol 31, No 3 | a1039 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v31i3.1039 | © 2008 M Chabeli | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2008 | Published: 28 September 2008

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M Chabeli,, South Africa

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Abstract

It has become critical that learners are exposed to varied methods of teaching and assessment that will promote critical thinking of learners. Humor creates a relaxed atmosphere where learning can be enhanced and appreciated. When learners are relaxed, thinking becomes eminent. Authoritative and tense environment hinders thinking.

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