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The pedagogy of humour: Inhabiting the Third Space in a tertiary French class

Collins, Ashok; Andre, Benedicte


Humour is a tool that has long been used at all levels in the classroom setting to engage students and facilitate the learning process. When it comes to foreign language learning, however, humour is often seen as problematic due to its inherent link to cultural specificities. The pilot study described in this contribution aimed to exploit the connection between humour and culture in order to encourage the questioning of French cultural stereotypes. A series of popular comedy clips were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Selected Proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium. Canberra, 3-5 July 2013
Access Rights: Open Access


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