Positive humor is conducive to adult learning, defuses stress, helps in delivering messages effectively and aids in retention of information. This was established by Joyce Saltman, Columbia University in her thesis, “Humor in Adult Learning: A Review of Perceptions“*. Today, courses are being offered in universities on how learning can be enhanced through humor.
Corporate trainers use humor as ice-breakers and to make their sessions interactive. It refreshes the ambience and actively engages the participants. Download and view a presentation on, “Role of Humor in Training” to learn how you can effectively add humor in training.
* Saltman, J. M. (1995). Humor in Adult Learning: A Review of Perceptions (Doctoral) dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University.