Sense of Humour and its Style Among Prospective Teachers
Sense of humour can be a valuable asset for teachers in various ways. For starters, it can aid in creating a positive and enjoyable environment for learning, which can promote student engagement and motivation. Teachers who use humour in the classroom can help to break down barriers and foster a sense of community among students and teachers. This, in turn, can lead to improved relationships and a more positive classroom climate. Therefore sense of humour is an essential trait for a teacher to manage the classroom successfully. Further the humour style followed by the teacher will also impact the environment of classroom, positive style of humour will lead to positive effects while negative humour style will lead to negative effects. This study has attempted to assess the level of sense of humour and the style of humour among the prospective teachers with special reference to selected independent variables. The present study uses simple random sampling technique to select 70 prospective teachers belonging to two year B.Ed programme and Four-year integrated programme as samples. The study shows that prospective teachers have above average level of Sense of Humour and majority of them were following affiliative style of humour.
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