School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
David M. Hahn
Music History, Laughter, Laugh and Learn
Music | Music Education
Fagan, Jessica Ellen, "Music History- Laugh and Learn" (2019). Masters Theses. 588.
The project I have chosen aligns with my curriculum project and research. Data will be gathered on the effects of laughter in the classroom. This research will show that humor can motivate students as well as aide memory. Overall, the project should conclude that laughter aids in the learning process. This project has great importance in the field of education, especially music education. Students have come to memorize for the tests, soon forgetting what they have learned. Adding a fun twist on a class that will aide students in their first year of college may increase enrollment. This may also help teachers discover that within reason, laughter plays an important role in education.