Humor from a university didactical perspective – an innovative learning tool for education administration majors: snatching pedagogical smiles

This article discusses the use of humor as a learning tool not only in university classrooms, but also, as an innovative way of improving academic administrative settings. Humor can create a better work environment, improve the learning experience and encourages habits based on harmony, respect and...

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Autor Principal: Jiménez González, Kenneth
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/gestedu/article/view/17843
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13133
Sumario: This article discusses the use of humor as a learning tool not only in university classrooms, but also, as an innovative way of improving academic administrative settings. Humor can create a better work environment, improve the learning experience and encourages habits based on harmony, respect and the students’ own perception of humor that can be replicated in other educational scenarios which are compiled here as exercises, ideas and general information.  This, in turn, contributes to improving overall administrative skills and, thus, fosters a better workplace. When humor is used in this setting, it can be adapted and modified to adapt to any university or learning institute with both short and medium-term effects which will surely reflect as high levels of effectiveness and achievement of goals.