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O możliwości wykorzystania w edukacji heurystycznych walorów dowcipu językowego
On the applicability of heuristic values of linguistic humour in education

Author(s): Jolanta Krzyżewska, Wiesława Orszulik
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: linguistic humour; humour; pedagogical innovativeness; heuristic principles; creative education; verbal joke.
Summary/Abstract: Humour at school is one of the factors that shape positive relations within the most important communities – of learners and teachers – and between them. Humour itself generates an appropriate atmosphere for creative education and constitutes an integral element of the structure of each creative process. Applied in various stages of its course; humour allows for obtaining interesting solutions to untypical tasks which cannot be solved with the help of algorithms. What seems to be particularly interesting in this context is the version of humour which expert literature calls linguistic humour or verbal joke. It makes it possible to reformulate the problem in such a way that the task can be solved in an indirect way. The frequently insufficient data are broadened and completed with some supplementary information. Seemingly; these data do not concern the particular problem – yet; as an effect of creative intellectual operations and heuristic principles; they can be transformed into interesting and cognitively valuable solutions to the problem. The application of the creative potential of verbal games in education may have an additional advantage of universal strategies; allowing for the use of non‑ specific transfer. This makes it possible to transfer the principles of using verbal humour to many problem situations in various educational subjects.

  • Page Range: 224-238
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish