York, J. G.
January 2012
Philosophical Studies in Education;2012, Vol. 43, p73
Academic Journal
The article explores how laughter can become a central element of a more democratic learning experience. The three common theories of laughter are the Superiority Theory, the Relief Theory and the Incongruity Theory. For laughter to be educational, teachers should develop a robust sense of humor and exploit radical democratic movements in the classroom. Laughter should also be accepted as inevitable and educationally valuable.


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