Yokohama JALT:

Humor: Theory and Implications for Teaching

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Ted Quock (Keisen University)

Description:
This workshop takes up the concept of intention vs. perception in humor. It will begin with the role of humor in the classroom, including the teaching of humor as an academic subject and both the intentional and incidental of humor in teaching. The focus will then move on to a definition of basic terms, beginning with humor itself. Among the topics and issues that will arise are reactions to humor, humor density, target audience, and target of humor. Most importantly, the workshop will explore the relationship between intention and perception. The presenter will introduce various humorous materials and situations, and the presentation will include an analysis of selected editorial cartoons and original artwork relating to the events and aftermath of March 11, 2011, in the Tohoku region. The audience will constantly be involved in discussion of terminology and issues, and offering reactions to the materials introduced.

Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Yokohama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen (500 yen for students)

Venue: Kanagawa Kokaido Hall map

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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