From sex education to slimy snails : Teacher educators’ perspectives of how humour breaks down barriers to science learning and teaching

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Fitzgerald, Ange, Cooper, Rebecca, Adams, Megan and George, Sindu. (2022). From sex education to slimy snails : Teacher educators’ perspectives of how humour breaks down barriers to science learning and teaching. In In Vaidya, Kishor (Ed.). Teach science, technology, engineering & mathematics with a sense of humor : Why (and how to) be a funnier and more effective STEM educator and laugh all the way to your classroom pp. 1-15 The Curious Academic Publishing.
AuthorsFitzgerald, Ange, Cooper, Rebecca, Adams, Megan and George, Sindu
EditorsVaidya, Kishor
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[Extract] In this chapter, we unpack four vignettes that tell the stories of four teacher educators and their use of humour to support the science learning of their pre-service teachers. While each context is different, humour is the common learning condition that ensures the learners are at ease leading to meaningful engagement and deeper understandings of science.

Keywordsscience, technology, engineering and mathematics; STEM; humour; learning and teaching
Page range1-15
Year2022
Book titleTeach science, technology, engineering & mathematics with a sense of humor : Why (and how to) be a funnier and more effective STEM educator and laugh all the way to your classroom
PublisherThe Curious Academic Publishing
ISBN9781925128970
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