Essays about: "Ashley Blackmore"

Found 3 essays containing the words Ashley Blackmore.

  1. 1. If Humour be the Food of Learning, Joke on: Perspectives of Several Italian and Swedish Upper-Secondary School Students on Humour and Dialogic Classroom Interaction

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för lärarutbildning (LUT)

    Author : Ashley Blackmore; [2013]
    Keywords : dialogue; interaction; humour; upper-secondary school; Vygotsky;

    Abstract : Social constructivism, known as Vygotskian theory, has been implicated in improving spoken language skills of upper-secondary school students. This qualitative study aims to investigate the perspectives of students regarding the teachers’ use of humour in ESL lessons both in Italy and Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. REVITALIZING LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY: Pedagogical Implications in language teaching.

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för lärarutbildning (LUT)

    Author : Ashley Blackmore; [2012]
    Keywords : linguistic determinism; linguistic relativity; Sapir-Whorf; language and thought; upper-secondary school;

    Abstract : The linguistic relativity hypothesis (LRH), otherwise known as the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (SWH), has been passionately debated over the last 60 years. It has undergone a renewed upsurge in scientific, anthropological and social interest. READ MORE

  3. 3. TO JOKE OR NOT TO JOKE – some upper-secondary school students’ perceptions and experiences of humour in the classroom.

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för lärarutbildning (LUT)

    Author : Ashley Blackmore; [2011]
    Keywords : humour; moderation; openness; qualitative; upper-secondary school;

    Abstract : The aim of this qualitative study was to attain an increased understanding as to how several upper-secondary school students perceived and experienced teachers using humour during classroom discourse. The study was based on the following questions: What does humour mean to the students? What are the forms of humour utilized by teachers? How do students perceive the use of humour with regards to learning processes? Are there recommendations and cautionary measures for teachers to consider when incorporating humour in teaching? Methodology used was a semi-structured interview of 13 questions. READ MORE