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There’s Aha! in Haha: Unraveling the Serious Side of Humor in the Classroom

1College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University-Main Campus, Philippines

2Cabarroguis National School of Arts and Trades, Department of Education-Quirino, Philippines


American Journal of Educational Research. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 3, 142-145
DOI: 10.12691/education-9-3-8
Copyright © 2021 Science and Education Publishing

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Arben Gibson G. Camayang, Jocelyn D. Natividad, Jamina G. Camayang, Romiro G. Bautista. There’s Aha! in Haha: Unraveling the Serious Side of Humor in the Classroom. American Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9(3):142-145. doi: 10.12691/education-9-3-8.

Correspondence to: Romiro  G. Bautista, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University-Main Campus, Philippines. Email: romiro.bautista@qsu.edu.ph

Abstract

In a fast-changing classroom setting, one must consider the importance of knowing the qualities of who occupy the four corners of the classroom - the 21st century learners who have distinct personalities specifically in a dynamic learning environment. This study is designed to explore the experiences of three high school students from Cabarroguis National School of Arts and Trades who experienced humor as a strategic tool in teaching. Qualitative data were gathered from the informants’ interview. Data were processed through document trail among the informants to confirm the veracity of their claims based on the transcriptions. Thematic analysis unraveled four themes on the experiences of the informants: (1) Distinguishing the Ideals, (2) Strict and Serious: A No-No for the Young Learners, (3) To Laugh is to Remember: Humor Aids Recall, and (4) To Laugh is to Connect: Humor Magnets Attention. It is concluded that 21st century learners are idealistic learners who easily get bored with strict and serious classroom atmosphere but aroused with instructional humor which attracts their attention, maintains their discipline, and improves their performances.

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